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Sunday, 23 February 2014

Ladybird Red Blend 2012

A wine made by distributor Pete Rogers of Naked Bunch Wines. It was described to me by the chap in the retail store as: "Pete's answer to 1000 Candles". It's mix of Shiraz and Mataro with a dash of Sauvignon Blanc. 

When tasting it, I remarked that it reminded me of one of Tom Shobbrook's wines - and indeed that is where Pete made it.

Juicy, touch of pastille and hedgerow - has that natural vibe to it. Obvious refrain from oak, approachable with savoury undertow, and given time greater perfume becomes apparent.

Possesses a vibrancy, slightly spritzy and juicy loose-knit feel. Yet again the palate shows a savoury edge, an almost ferrous and earthen feel. Curious mix of pitched acidity with a gentle coat of tannin. 

Length is acid derived. All up its very much in the vibrant, juicy, minimalist guise - which you'd have to enjoy. 88

Tasted on: Tuesday 17th December, a Root transitioning to Flower day
Source: Retail, Spiros Paddington
Price: $32
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: DIAM

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