Monday, September 29, 2008

Spinifex Esprit

Peter Schell, a New Zealand wine maker working in the Barossa, hasn't put a foot wrong with the Spinifex label. The wines are formed in a savoury style and more restrained than you typically find in Australia.

The 2004 Spinifex Esprit is a "GSM" and for my money the best in Australia, certainly at its price point ($30 per bottle). The purity of fruit is outstanding, a savoury, almost moorish palate with white pepper flavours, soft tannins and great length. The different grapes blend seamlessly together. It avoids the often sweet ripeness of Grenache or the overpowering strength of Barossa Shiraz

Buy this wine!

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