Soul Growers Equlibrium Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2016
The relaxed and proudly old school Soul Growers style has always appealed to me, the savouriness always welcome. This hits the spot too.
Driven by tangy Grenache, complete with a hint of orange rind and brick dust. The taste of wine made slowly, with oxygen at every corner, the oak old and not obvious, the meaty, smudgey, sausagey edges equally less modern.
Grenache is the champion here though, with red fruit at the core driving the whole wine. Blind, you’d almost pick this as southern Rhone, but there’s just a little glycerol warmth to give it’s Barossa-ness away. Nice wine regardless. Best drinking: Now to ten years easy. 17.7/20, 92/100. 14.5%, $28. Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle.