We have this new wine, The Curmudgeon, however we have been sworn to absolute secrecy as to what is actually in the bottle. I have asked Martin to provide us with some very subtle clues as to what it is…. If what is written below is meaningless, just trust us on this one, this bottle of wine is the bargain of the century and you would be mad to miss out!!
This is the wine lurking in our warehouse!
This is the must have bottle of the year – no, we’re not overstating it!
It’s made by one of the four superstar winemakers in Australia at present, and it’s not Ben Riggs, Ben Glaetzer or Roman Bratasiuk!
He may be responsible for the wines of Greenock Creek and also may consults at Rockford as well as making Australia’s number 1 cult wine – let’s just say “a few streams” – his name? We’re not allowed to say, but maybe “Jesus H. blank” from a “country of circles” might tune you in if you still need help?
Anyway, it’s sourced from mainly the Ebeneezer sub-region of the Barossa Valley, and is bursting with spicy black fruit, great concentration and fresh acidity with plenty of backbone to balance the gobfuls of fruit.
Fruit was harvested when determined ripe by taste and fermented on skins for a period of 5-6 days with pump-overs 4 times daily. At pressing the more astringent pressings fractions were separated off to maintain a soft well rounded palate. Matured for a period of 18 months some components being aged in French and American hogsheads, whilst striving to maintain fruit freshness and allow the vineyard expression to show through.
Initially burly and formidable, with just a little time this wine simply explodes with weighty, concentrated jet black fruit swathed in firm, oaky tannins and a long powerful finish.
Suck on that!