Terre a Terre Wrattonbully Red 2018. Winemaker Xavier Bizot has certainly done some great work here.
A blend of Cabernet Franc (46%), Shiraz (42%) and Merlot (12%), its rich and delightful. Luckily there are still quite a few cold nights left to enjoy this wine. Seamlessly in balance, there is no beginning or end to each varietal...they play more of a composite role.
The nose present aromas of dark berries, blackberries and mulberries. The palate is a rich textured experience, soft almost waxy then smooth. Raspberries and red cherries are quite prominent, they then resolve into a lovely Amaro like flavour at the very end.
Beautifully rich and decadent and the tannins which should be quite prominent on a young red are in fact freakishly soft and inviting. A beautiful wine, worth exploring, roasted meats and char-grilled vegetables would work perfectly.