La Violetta Almirante y Obispo GMT 2012

The blend drags together parcels of grenache, mataro and tempranillo from various bits of Geographe, and low-yielding vines. Greenwich Mean Time too. The 2011 version of this wine was a standout from WA red wine tastings of 2011 for personality. Bring. It. On.

Wonderful, evocative, curious perfume – smells like things you remember from elsewhere. A berry pie? Xmas pudding? Red licorice? Something medicinal? Maybe the whole lot. It had me thinking. Tastes so nice anyway. Has a crispness and lift of freshening acidity, on top, slate-like mineral core with a richness of dark, jubey berry fruit. Great texture, long, firmish tannins, length of fruit flavour; not quite altogether as yet, but getting there. Medium bodied. Acid, richness, bitterness, sweetness. Killer combo and a complexity that draws you in.

Tasted : JUL14
Alcohol : 14.9%
Price : $58
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2014 - 2029
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