Hewitson Miss Harry Dry Grown & Ancient 2006 GRENACHE (55 %), SHIRAZ (33 %), MOURVÈDRE (12 %)
Big, burly, broad - classic Barossa style. For me these aren't positive aspects of a wine, but what I thought was a nice positive aspect was that the oak wasn't noticeable (French Barrique, but all is old oak in this cuvée, says the importer) and it wasn't at all as over the top as most Barossas we see here. Also positive for me was the slight, savoury/vegetative quality to the scent which balanced the sweet, mulberry jam scents. Amazingly, the 14,5% abv was well hidden. It is sweet and ripe, but still has some proper structure to it so it isn't a gobby mess despite being fruit forward.
It costs 13,88€ and I imagine that for those who like a bolder style of wine, this offers a great deal for the price.
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.
No longer ITB.