Pur­ple Hands Wines

2016 PUR­PLE HANDS AF­TER FIVE WINE CO. SERATA

Halliday - Supplement - - Shiraz & Blends Red Hot & Rated -

RRP $45 / 2031

51/39/10% blend of shi­raz, mon­tepul­ciano and aglian­ico. Depth of fruit is strik­ing but more so is the wine’s bal­ance. This feels fussed over in the best of ways. Red and black cher­ries, earth, asphalt, dry liquorice and a mere ca­ress of creamy oak. Tan­nin casts a web from the mid-palate on. It’s high class; high qual­ity. CM 13.5% alc. From the fan­tas­tic 2016 vin­tage, the Serata is a unique Barossa Val­ley sin­gle vine­yard blend of three va­ri­eties. Shi­raz adds depth and fruit sweet­ness, the mon­tepul­ciano cherry fruit and earthy el­e­ments, while the aglian­ico adds flo­rals, fine tan­nin and great length from its won­der­ful nat­u­ral acid­ity. The re­sult­ing bright, tex­tu­ral wine is the per­fect match for a rich meaty ragu.

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