2021 Coates The Mourvedre
Matured for 12 months in one third new oak. Deep dark red black core with a dark red hue. Spicy red plum, red currant and red liquorice aromas intermingle with earth and fresh herb notes. Rich juicy dark cherry, plum and red liquorice fruits are delivered with ample concentration across the fleshy textured mid weighted palate. Some earth, infusions of fresh herbs and spice lie underneath. Seamlessly integrated velvet like tannins finishing with a lick of blueberry like freshness and a long polished aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Fermented wild. Unfined and unfiltered. The sort of wine, unfettered and pure of intent, that could be considerably more expensive. Blueberry and florals. A twine of ferrous tannic persuasion, dried tobacco and a verdant smattering of herb. The finish, long and persuasive. Drink by 2031.
Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion