Barossa Val­ley, SA

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - TASTE - 2012 OLD BUSH VINE GRE­NACHE $ 22

13.5 per cent LIGHTER in colour and weight than you might ex­pect from old bush vines, the palate is smooth, pep­pery and a touch fruit- sweet. The pep­per spici­ness com­ing more to the fore to­wards the easy, sip- down fin­ish which is soft, long and pleas­ingly dry. KIRRIHILL 2012 SAN­GIOVESE $ 28

Clare Val­ley, SA

14.9 per cent MEDIUM- RED colour with a faintly herbal, smoky nose and flavours of dark cher­ries and cho­co­late aniseed rings, the mid- weight, slightly grainy palate show­ing good fruit in­ten­sity be­fore fin­ish­ing firm and grippy with a lin­ger­ing touch of al­co­hol sweet­ness. KALLESKE 2012 SIN­GLE VINE­YARD TEM­PRANILLO $ 24

Barossa Val­ley, SA

13.5 per cent INKY red colour with ap­petis­ing aro­mas of dark cher­ries and spices, the palate soft, rounded and mid- weight with a spicy, sar­sa­par­illa- like savouri­ness and firm, dry­ing tan­nins at the end, mak­ing for an ex­cel­lent and ver­sa­tile food wine. YAN­GARRA 2012 MOURVE­DRE

14.5 per cent

$ 32

McLaren Vale, SA

A DARK, broody, savoury nose and palate with pep­pery and sweeter dark plum com­plex­ity. Deep, earthy and at­trac­tively dry, the tan­nins ripe, grippy and mouth- puck­er­ing in typ­i­cal Euro­pean mourve­dre style. Noth­ing wimp­ish about it and a great bar­be­cued red meat food wine.

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