The nose is cured meats, dark flowers, crushed rocks and a lash of herbs that keeps opening up over time leading to some soft blue fruits.
The palette is bright and very spicy, with an oak hit and some alcohol that is kept in check by the grippy tannins.
Overall, this is a very Australian take on a very European varietal. Where a Spanish version might be tightened and driven more by minerals and acidity, this is more relaxed, with an emphasis on fruit and heat that actually works very well.
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