Aphelion Wines The Affinity. GMS 2018
40% Grenache / 35% Mataro / 25% Shiraz, easily Australia’s finest Rhone Blend.
With a nose of blueberries and mulberries coupled with violets and other perfumed florals, savoury notes, chocolate & Vanilla.
The palate over-delivers, my reaction last year was WOW…this year it’s better still. Soft and supple, completely mouth filling. Refreshing acids pop and the tannins are imperceptible (again!). With plums, chocolate, meaty flavours and bucket loads of blue fruit and blackberries at the very end this is a sensory smorgasbord. Great finish. A step up again from the 2017 vintage, Rob has certainly delivered. Good drinking now but will also reward cellaring. Be excited!