Elephant in the Room Shiraz 2019

24th June 2020
Licorice and toasty oak... 4 Stars

"Negociants, French for merchants, have a long history, beginning in France's Burgundy area where they created fine wines from growers with grape output too small to warrant their own bottlings. That continues today as they buy grapes, bulk juice or finished wine to sell under their own brands. This 14.2%-alcohol, garnet-hued Langhorne Creek red is one of today's three Australian versions of the negociant system. It's from Frances and Nicholas Crampton's Newcastle-based Fourth Wave Wine company. It has rhubarb aromas, lively plum front-palate flavour, middle-palate Morello cherry, mint and licorice and toasty oak and a dusty tannin finish. Buy at fourthwavewine.com.au or Dan Murphy's, BWS, Cellarbrations or IBA and drink now with pasta."


Source: John Lewis, The Newcastle Herald, June 2020

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