I picked this bottle simply for the label design (consumer whore, I know…) after seeing it floating around a few stores, it piqued my interest but always exceeding my $20 limit by a few dollars or so. Luckily I located a bottle for $19 and was excited to give it a shot!
Vinaceous (South Australia/McLaren Vale)
- Shiraz, Grenache & Tempranillo
- 750ml (Screw Top)
- I paid: $19
Smells of raspberry, burnt rubber and savory spices leads me to surmise that this wine packs a punch. It starts off with a light, spicy bite on the tongue which is quickly washed away with a heavy plum taste. Oak steals the mid section accompanied by grape skins and soft soy sauce before the wine evolves seamlessly to tart dates and a chocolate finish. I get a tingly acidity proceeded with sweet, tart fruits that remain long after the wine is consumed.
This wine definitely packs a punch! At the same time it comes off relatively tart and sweet. I wouldn’t rave about this one at $19 but I would still recommend giving it a shot. The edgy label design will certainly bring some character to any wine collection. Enjoy with salty lamb! Yum!
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