Battle of Bosworth Puritan No Added Preservative Shiraz 2014
I explored the preservative free context of this wine last vintage, so best to start there for an intro. Regardless, this is another smart wine (though I think I marginally preferred the 13).
Every bit the joven unoaked style, yet with enough oomph and depth of flavour, I really warmed to this. It’s all fruit, but also all McLaren Vale Shiraz. One of the best ‘no preservatives added’ conventional reds out there – you get the feeling this is just one of the typically honest and full flavoured Battle of Bosworth reds just produced a little more reductively and sans sulphur.
Details: 14.5%, Screwcap, $20
Source: Sample, tasted Jan ’15
Score: 17/20, 90/100
Would I buy it? If I was looking for a ‘NAP’ style Aussie red this would be a natural choice.
Buy online: Battle of Bosworth website