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Monday, 21 April 2014

Out of Step Wine Co. Malakoff Estate Nebbiolo 2013

When a producer goes to the effort of naming the source of fruit for a wine, I'm generally of the opinion that I should seek more information about it:

"Just south of Landsborough, in the slopes of Victoria's Pyrenees, lies this beautiful Nebbiolo vineyard. Planted in 2000 and run by father and son team Robert and Cameron John" Source:

Excellent first effort from the Out of Step team, slight hazy, semi-opaque with a cherry/ garnet hue. Morello cherry, light florals, a little bitter citrus and red fruit by way of a little raspberry and macerated strawberry.

Cherry, touches of red fruit crumble here too; tannin is firm yet with a yielding powdery feel, as befits the style sought by the team, with minimal contact. It's fresh, long and persistent on the finish with a suggestion of depth. Really enjoyed this, with and without food, on opening and with time. 92

Tasted on: Saturday 19th April, a Leaf Day

Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.4%
Closure: Screwcap

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  1. Stuart, have you tried the Neb from the same vineyard made by Dave Fletcher and if so, how do they compare?

    1. Hi Bob, Alas I haven't - and I only knew of Dave Fletcher's wines from the site when trying to research it (and hence the comment from Dave's website on this post).

      I gleaned from Jeremy Pringle's review - and via some comments on the same - that Dave Fletcher now no longer sources this fruit (my assumption being that this has given the Out of Step guys the opportunity to pick up the fruit).

      Cut a longer story off, I have seen the '11 of the Fletcher Malakoff in a retail store here in Brisbane - and will endeavour to get onto it (for my own thirst and curiosity of course)...