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Tuesday 15 February 2011

Domaine Lucci Red 2008

I'm off to a Domaine Lucci tasting/ Biodynamic masterclass with Anton Van Klopper this coming Thursday.  I believe the full portfolio of wines will be available for tasting.  Regardless of the format, I am very keen to hear Mr Van Klopper's thoughts and to try the single vineyard wines.

This 'Red' is a blend of four varieties.  Unspecified, there's certainly some Shiraz and Grenache in here, likely to be Mataro and no idea on the fourth.

The wine opens with a real sweet jammy mass and some brambly fruit in amongst it.  It's incredibly smooth, medium-bodied.  There's spice in there - white pepper and star anise.

Its finish is interesting: gentle, mouth-coating tannins and with this acidic hit running through the core.  Very good quality wine for the price, even if its composition is a little vague.

Source: Retail, Spiros Toowong
Price: $18
Closure: Diam


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