14%, Screwcap, $18
Here is a wine to rewrite the expectations about what the Portuguese varieties can achieve in Australia.
The old vine whisperer – aka Dom Torzi – has managed to unearth 41 year old Touriga, Tinta Amarela and Tinta Cao vines in the heart of the Barossa at Stockwell, harnessing these old vine stocks to create a joven style red blend of absolute character and vitality.
Admirably charismatic and juicy young red.
Tasted: Nov 14
Score: 17/20, 90/100
Would I drink it? If I spotted this on a list somewhere with a predilection for chorizo I’d be jumping.
Buy online: Old Plains website