Monday, September 28, 2009

Spinifex Esprit

Peter Schell is doing interesting things in the Barossa. He is making European-style wine there, picks his grapes early and blends a lot of different ones.

The Esprit is his GSM version. I have liked this wine in the past for its freshness and moorishness. The 2006 Spinifex Esprit is very perfumed and the aromas are too lifted for my taste. Good complexity in flavours is thus overwhelmed. As a result, the wine tends to fight the food instead of blending in.

I will continue to buy the Spinifex wines, but this one leaves me somewhat disappointed (against high expectations).

Score: 91/-

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