2022 La Belle Mere


Nice bright, medium depth to the colour and lovely clarity. Initial pepper and spice upon first look, with a sweeter Grenache musk coming to the fore with some air. A touch of black cherry from the Mataro as well. A hint of sweet cedar coming from the oak but not overpowering with only a small component being new. Lively palate structure but not missing the traditional plushness and velvet finish from the “sur lie” maturation. A wine from a vintage that has provided wonderful cellaring structure.

SKU: 2322 Category: Tag:

Varietal: Grenache, Shiraz, Riesling, Mataro

Region: Barossa Valley, Eden Valley

Alcohol: 14.5%

Tasting Notes: Deepish colour, not black, but lovely ruby tints. Sweet musk aromatic to the fore but balanced by some nice black fruits, even a touch of tapenade, with sweet perfume the key character. Plush attack on to the palate. Plump sweet Grenache flavours following right through the structure. A gentle lick of fine tannins to round out the end.

Presenting well now, will improve over five to ten years aging. A magnificent all- rounder that goes with everything from finely spiced curries to aromatic pasta dishes.