Matt Fowles wine match
Grampians Estate 2009 Streeton Reserve Shiraz.
When thinking about heading to the western districts of Victoria, two food and wine institutions came to mind: Royal Mail and Grampians Estate.
The Grampains has become well known for its excellent cool climate shiraz and the 2009 Streeton shiraz is a great example of this.
Very complex with aromas and flavours of dark berry fruits and a complex mix of aromas of all sorts of herbs and spices. This is a benchmark wine for the region and a special occasion wine — the sort of wine you might drink when eating at the Royal Mail, or whilst looking at the stars in the bush!
Sommelier and food and beverage manager, Matthew Lance selected the wine from the extensive (30 000 bottles) Royal Mail cellar. “The lean kangaroo meat and the addition of the coal oil instantly brings you to a red but the ginger relish and the anchovies add a salty factor so to accentuate that on the palate I’m thinking spice,” he said.
“The flavours just work, I’m looking for parallels to accentuate that kangaroo flavour, it is game but light and this wine combines well on the palate.”
The Streeton Reserve might be hard to find so Matthew recommends the Garden Gully shiraz by Grampians Estate, which retails for around $50.