Couple fun bottles shared with Mark and Bryan this afternoon.
Sami Odi wines...a true favorite of mine! Bryan was kind enough to bring an older bottle when he came to town and what a powerhouse. Upon opening, it had a slight carbonic nose to it with gummy and candied fruits, but after letting it sit open for a few hours, the evolution here was remarkable. Blind, this bordered on SQN. It shows this beautifully spicy and savory nose that SQN wines always strut, with peppercorn, grilled rhubarb, smoked brisket and a touch of green olive. As all Sami Odi wines are, the texture on the palate is so pure. Fresh squeezed blackberries dripping over bacon, herbs de Provence, teriyaki, and fresh mixed berry pie out of the oven. A supreme balance of spicy, savory and rich notes. What a wine! @Fraser McKinley , you knocked this out of the park! — 2 days ago
78% Shiraz, 22% Grenache. A really fun, enjoyable, albeit simple Barossa Valley blend that’s quite rewarding after even just a 30-minute decant. Vegetal, ripe red & black fruits, spices, licorice, sage, and violet. Quite balanced and unobtrusive considering the power these varietals are capable of dishing out. — 11 days ago
Dark fruit, spice and long and elegant tannins. — 16 days ago
Very dark crimson in colour with youthful purple rim. Black and blue fruits with a note of black pepper and thistle. Another rich Barossa perfect for Winter. A full bodied palate with black fruits and that pepper there on the palate. Well controlled oak influence with 18 months in French Oak puncheons new (11%), balance 1 year and older. When I first tried this at the Yalumba dinner last year I preferred this wine to some of Yalumba’s high priced Cuvées like the Octavius and The Caley. — 22 days ago
17’Powell & Son Roussanne Marsanne.
Callum Powell convinced his father to make this wine. Happy he did so.
This is a 70%-30% blend.
FROM THE WINERY-
“The Roussanne Marsanne shows notes of butterscotch, honeyed citrus, stone fruit, white florals and apricot kernel. The palate is shows creamy phenolic texture, though not in the slightest part oily. Flavours of stone fruit and honey abound with light lemony acid to maintain the long finish. The wine finishes with white peach and subtle savoury ham hock, with persistent phenolics driving to the end of the palate.”
FYI- They have 2 $750 dollar Shiraz. Had to take a double look.😳 — 13 days ago
Absolutely gorgeous. Rounded, palate pleasing without being too over powering. A definite new favourite. — 11 days ago
Delicious but a stupid cork - why oh why? — 18 days ago