Summer Wine Guide 2023

2021 Penfolds Bin 138 Grenache Shiraz Mataro

G 94

Medium crimson. Fragrant musky plum, blackberry, chinotto, cola aromas. Inky textured and smooth with lovely musky plum, blackberry pastille fruits, some cola notes, fine lacy textures and attractive mid- palate viscosity. Finishes silky and long with a fine lacy plume. A lovely fruit-driven early drinking style. 50% Grenache, 44% Shiraz, 6% Mataro, 12 months’ maturation in 88% seasoned, 10% new French and 2% new American oak hogsheads. Now–keep for a while 2021 Chapel Hill ‘The MV’ Bush Vine Grenache G 93 Medium crimson. Fresh musky plum, strawberry, graphite, hint leafy aromas with hint of roasted walnut. Attractive musky plum, strawberry fruits, fine loose-knit chalky/al dente textures and persistent juicy acidity. Some bittersweet cola notes at the finish. Now–keep for a while 2022 Schwarz Wine Co. The Grower GSM G 93 Deep ruby, this generously flavoured and detailed Grenache blend shows good focus of blackberry, black cherry and meaty spice aromas with a touch of tar. Hearty flavours follow with ample texture but a well integrated tannin frame. A Barossan Côtes du Rhône style that is well balanced and will deliver for some years to come. 2024–2030 2022 Coriole Vineyards Sangiovese G 93 Mid to deep ruby and offers up expressive aromas of cherry liqueur, soy sauce and roasted meats with genuine power and complexity. Italian styling with a structural style, al dente tannins adding upfront

impact. 2025–2033 2022 Hither & Yon Touriga Tempranillo

G 93

Bright cherry ruby. This opens up with a delicious core of berry fruits – blackberry and dark cherry laced with red strawberry and tobacco spice. It then flows through to a chocolate, inky and earthy core of flavour with tannin torque through to a beautifully sustained finish. Very impressive. Now–2030


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