Rusden Driftsand 2003
|Region||Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley|
This is truly a wine to have around the barbeque. These three stalwart varieties have been around in the Barossa about as long as white man. The Grenache comes from a block grafted onto 25 year old stocks in 2000 and makes up most of the blend. The Mataro fills the wine out, adds some colour and complexity on the nose. The shiraz gives a bit of sweetness and complexity on the palate, while pulling it back down to earth a bit on the finish.
Smooth and round, distinctive for its range of plum, rhubarb, roasted beet and savory meat flavors, lingering on the finely tuned, polished finish. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Drink now through 2012. 192 cases imported.