28/08/2016 – Barossa Valley Estate, GSM 2014

(2016) Majestic often sources a number of 'when it's gone, it's gone' parcels, on sale whilst stocks last, this coming into stores for autumn 2016. It is mostly Grenache and Shiraz, aged 12 months in French oak. It's black as pitch and delivers full-on spice and blackcurrant, plum and tobacco, a muscular and deep aroma leading to a similar palate, the sheen of oak underpinning savoury vine fruitiness and the bittersweet twist of plum-skin grippy tannins and acidity. Very nicely done, and note that the price drops to £9.99 if purchased as part of a mixed six. Watch the video for food matching ideas and more information.

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