This is a tasty four varietal field blend from and really is a showcase for showing just what the Riverland in Australia can create with their traditional, and old vine, varieties. Muscadelle, Chenin Blanc, Colombard and Semillon are varieties that have a deep history in the area and this dry white tells the story of each, backed by a gracefulness that comes with vine age.
A sweet savoury perfume reaches out from the glass. Being from Riverland, ripeness comes easier than some Australian regions and here it is portrayed in the fulsome floral, peach, and just picked nectarine character. Having some time in French oak has given this Flavabom some spiciness to flesh it out. Soft acid adds curves and silk to the rich palate that firms towards the savoury, spiced nuts and fruit finish.
This is a lush wine that is playful but sticks around long enough to leave an impression. That combination of texture and flavour makes it a wine that does not require food to shine, but it will handle a mid-week creamy chicken pasta just as well as a more indulgent goat’s cheese tart with aplomb.
Quickie review «Silky, curvaceous and savoury wine that plays along the palate but surely leaves an impression.»
Country of Origin: Australia Date: January 2017 Price: AUD 25 Drink: 3 years Needs food: no Source: tasting