Platter * * * ½ – Loads of dark spicy appeal in supple, approachable 2014. Splashes merlot & petit verdot add to drinkability, with a respectable dry farewell.
Peppery and spicy with rich berry aromas. The wine has richness and elegant fruit flavours, the fruit / oak balance is stylish and has soft, smooth, silky “drink me” finish, with good strucutre and length.
46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Shiraz, 8% Merlot, 5% Malbec, 4% Mourvedre, 3% Petit Verdot
The wine has the ability to grace all tables, from those where fine cuisine is offered to those where companionship and relaxation are preferred. Pizza with all its various toppings (but not too much chilli), all traditionally prepared meat dishes (ie. stews and grills), grilled or roasted game fish (ideally without a lemon based sauce) or for pudding. Pears in red wine (particularly if the red wine used is this wine!) will find a partner with this versatile wine. Alternatively the wine can be enjoyed on its own around the fire whilst trying to forget (or remember) “the one that got away!”.
Alcohol : 13.93 % vol
TA : 5.9 g/l
Sugar : 2.0 g/l
pH : 3.42