This inexpensive ($11.95) wine from the McLaren Vale region of Australia was a pleasant change from our usual round of Sauv Blanc and Chardonnay. I didn’t know quite what to expect from a blend of Marsanne, Riesling, Rousanne and Sauv Blanc.
In the glass, the wine gave off a piña colada aroma–a very pleasing way to begin! The wine is one of those that leaves a coating on the glass. The mouthfeel matched the piña colada experience: creamy coconut and pineapple with a hint of sweetness. The taste was slightly spicy like a Gewürtz. It is a light and refreshing wine, but not astringent.
My only reservation is that after all that excitement in the mouth, there’s not much of a finish. Still, I would happily go for this one again.
I haven’t tried this, good to read some feedback. If you see the Stumpjump Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre, it’s a great wee everyday red at a very reasonable price. (About 12 or 13 aussie dollars).
Thanks! That is right about what I like to spend 😉