Suisun (su-soon) Valley, which lies to the Southeast of Caymus and a 40-minute drive. Dark Ruby with aromas of dark fruit and exotic spices on this Petite Sirah. On the palate flavors of blackberry and ripe blueberry with smoky oak, herb notes and dusty drying smooth tannins. Well balanced on a long finish ending with a mineral tang. A Wagner Winner! — 17 days ago
Really liked this one. Very dark fruity with enough of a tang but also it's got that cinnamon feel. Label says mocha... could have a bit of that too. — a month ago
Another obscure red variety from the south of France like the Durif from a few days ago this isTannat although some researchers say it may have originated in the Basque Country of northern Spain which could be correct as it was taken to Uruguay where it has enjoyed the warmer climate there, similar to Malbec flourishing in Argentina. I first tried this wine in 2016 at the Toowoomba Wine Show where I found it extremely tannic. 4 years of cellaring since then has served this wine from the Granite Belt well. It is another dense black winter wine showing Blackberry and tarry notes with Raspberry and Vanilla. Rich and full bodied with stern tannins but not as tannic as 4 years ago. Barb who doesn’t normally like big reds very much liked this. This wine has now won 3 Trophies in its Show career winning the Champion Alternative Variety Red Wine at the 2016 Queensland Wine Awards. — 3 months ago
City perch was out of the borossa. Still want to try that but pleased with this. — 6 hours ago
So smooth — 11 days ago
Purple hue, ruby rim variation. Strong tearing and extraction.
Ripe black and red fruits on the nose such as plum sauce, candied blackberry, cassis, and black cherry, also sweet baking spices, vanilla, dark chocolate, tobacco, violets, and wet earth.
Balanced, albeit warm, on the palate. Full bodied, intense, heavy mouthfeel, silky tannins, and a long finish.
Orin Swift. Machete. Vintage: 2017. ABV 15.2%. New world blend of Petite Sirah (aka Durif), Syrah, and Grenache.
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Bm+ . Tm. Am. Fh. — 24 days ago
Best to drink after airing it. The deep flavor comes through with smooth taste on drink — a month ago
Dense Ruby, almost black - noticed it when decanting. Notes of blackberry, tar/creosote, liquorice, smoke. Powerful savoury and dark chocolate and fruit flavours. A very rich full bodied winter wine - a great match for Beef Curry finishing with robust grainy tannins. Made from the Durif grape which originated in the south of France and known as Petit Sirah in other parts of the world. This wine from the Mudgee district just north west of the Hunter Valley - home of big reds and little known outside of Australia. — 3 months ago