Wishbone Shiraz Grenache 75cl 14% ABV
Magpie is a joint venture between noted Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder and Cambridge-based wine merchant Noel Young. Both Rolf and Noel have a passion for Rhone varietals, using fruit from 15 long-favoured sites in the premium northern Barossa, drawing on Rolfs deep understanding of the area... Noel then sneaks out into the night in a rubber catsuit and steals all the best fruit from these growers!
The Wishbone is a Barossa blend of 75% Shiraz, 15% Grenache, 7% Petite Sirah and 3% Carignan, aged for 10 months in oak post fermentation.
The wine has warm plum and raspberry fruit on the nose with hints of rocky earth, spice and violets. Lovely and ripe, medium to full bodied with juicy plum and raspberry on the palate also, with black cherry, spice and a lick of creamy oak. Its a generous juicy mouthful with bags of fruit and spice, a hint of tea, good acidity too, keeping it vibrant. Sensuous and lovely.
Great with roast beef or lamb, as well as grilled meats and BBQs.