Hobbs Behr Creek Barossa Ranges Shiraz Montepulciano 2021
A Shiraz Montepulciano blend is perhaps not the most common mix one regularly encounters, but this French/Italian combination is a delicious one. Hailing from the exceptional 2021 vintage no doubt assists. The wine underwent a wild ferment over ten days. Bright red/garnet hue, this does tend to slide slightly towards the more rustic style of wine – which immediately puts it in the love-it-or-hate-it category. Warm earth, coffee grinds, chocolate, florals, black fruits and licorice. Soft and supple with fine tannins, this has a lovely lingering finish with a gentle fade. Attractive drinking over the next two to four years.