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Sunday, 21 January 2018

Bremerton Battonage Shiraz Malbec 2015

Not what I'd consider the most natural bedfellows, just based on a personal lack of awareness of their co-existence. Nonetheless the somewhat smokey Malbec combined with dusky, plummy fruit is a good combination. Throw oak in the mix and you've a particularly attractive proposition. 

Fermented and matured in oak for 14 months with battonage on the Malbec - in the wineries eyes - to build complexity. It's quite fine in its initial proposition, a silken medium bodied thing with an ultra fine grain of tannin that makes itself known. 

Something like a milk chocolate, vanilla and berry composition on the finish gives a lasting memory. Good all rounder. 92 

Tasted on: Wednesday 6th September, a Flower day 
Source: Sample
Price: $32
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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