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Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ridgemill Estate Joshua's Pup Shiraz Grenache 2017

Ridgemill have gone to town on the Rhone components in this vintage, whilst badged as a Shiraz Grenache, it also contains portions of both Viognier and Mourvedre (Mataro). 

It opens with the allure of warmed fruits, akin to a summer pudding; darker vibes - most likely from the Mataro - by way of plummy hints and earth. 

Medium bodied, it's a style - with accompanying spice - that the region does so well. The balance of sweet accented fruit with savoury depth creates a drinking proposition to weaken even the most resistant. This graphite meets black fruit marriage through the middle is compelling. 

A fine rasp of tannin completes the picture, a seasoning of black pepper just adding an accent to the wine. Superb stuff. 93 

Tasted on: Monday 17th June, a Leaf to Fruit day 
Source: Sample
Price: $45
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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