Oliver’s Taranga Brioni’s Blend 2022


Brioni has good taste. This is a blend of Mataro (aka Mourvèdre), Touriga Nacional and Shiraz, not your usual blending buddies but the charming, lightly spicy result is exciting. Each grape brings something to the whole which is, after all, the point of blending. In this case, it’s a lighter style of red, the kind sommeliers love because it opens up so many food options. Black cherry in colour. It combines a black and red fruit perfume and the prettiest lifted aromatics, with violets to the forefront. Mourvèdre brings its spice game to the palate and combined with plums, dark cherries and a touch of sage and oregano, it’s the star of this juicy, lively young red.