Rolling Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2012 (Central Ranges, NSW)
14.5%, Screwcap, $18.95
Given Grenache and Mourvedre’s penchant for heat, it seems like an odd choice in the Central Ranges (a region that is effectively the areas around Orange that lie below 600m altitude), especially given that this is almost Pinot country in some of the higher vineyards.
This looks ripe though, if simple, light and reductive. There is some lovely gentle redcurrant fruits, but the palate tends to fall away pretty quickly without much real drive. Pleasant, but ultimately a little short of the mark.
Score: 15.5/20, 84/100
Would I buy it? No.