'The Oddball' Tasting Notes

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Vintage 2016
Region MCLAREN VALE
Winemaker's Notes We continue to lead the (yes, rather modest...) Australian charge with this exotic Georgian grape - after 11 vintages, we can legitimately claim to be the most experienced Saperavi makers in the country. But we’re still learning...
Drink Decant if you can - this Oddball needs time to open up. Cellar with confidence for 4 to 12 years.
Bouquet Dense and intense. Readily evolving in the glass to reveal ever more nuance and complexity. Highly spiced with mustard seed and cumin. Also, treacle, Worcestershire sauce, violet petals, and smoky hickory; all intermingling and ebbing with time in glass.
Palate This all-encompassing palate is monolithic, intense, and dramatic. There is both tension and poise here.
Food Match Succulent Braised Venison – patience slow-cooking rewards in much the same way as patience with cellaring.
Analysis TA: 6.13 g/L, pH: 3.57,, ALC: 15%, RS: <3.5g/L