Dune The Empty Quarter 2016

A GMCS (grenache, mourvedre, carignan, shiraz) from Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale. From Peter and Sexy Boy Duncan Lloyd, the next generation of Lloyd following Mark of Coriole. May their legacy go well; some ripper wines to start from this earnest new project. Kudos, dudes.

High quaffability but with more interest and depth than that suggests. It’s a bright, just medium weight red, quite spicy, but not overly so, and shows a crisp-dry finish that kind of feels part nouveau for all its freshness. That being said, there’s a ripple of tannin in the choc-berry world of this wine, and the smudge of dustiness that lingers gives a savoury edge. All day, every day drinking, with pizazz. Appealing stuff.



Tasted : DEC17
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2017 - 2023
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