2017 Frederick Stevenson Dry Red
40% Cinsault, 29% Shiraz, 23% Grenache and 8% Mourvedre
Mainly from the Ahrens's Vine Vale property (Cert. BD), 2/3 of the Grenache portion is equally from the Marie Franz and Hongell vineyards (not practiced nor cert. BD).
Ooh, this is right up the drinkability scale. You get the impression its simple, but there’s spice, barely-there tannin, crisp acidity, a mesh of fruit and savoury character, all brought together in a light-weight wine. The tension in the wine is a big part of the appeal, with acidity and tannin sitting fine, like a shell, around juiciness and sweet-sour (pleasing) fruit character. Crispy-crunchy yum fun times. Antithesis of Barossa whoppers, and best with a chill and beach cricket.
Rated: 91 Points
Drink: 2016 - 2018
Volume: 5000 bottles