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BRE­MER­TON 2012 Mourve­dre $ 24

Langhorne Creek, SA

14.5 per cent A CHEWY, inky- black drop with savoury- spice, choco­late, smoky oak and earthy com­plex­i­ties on an at­trac­tively soft, dry, medi­umweighted palate fi nish­ing with good, fi rm tan­nins and pro­vid­ing pleas­ing, win­ter­warm­ing drink­ing.

YAN­GARRA ES­TATE 2013 Mourve­dre $ 32

McLaren Vale, SA

14.0 per cent FROM a small, sin­gle vine­yard site and younger, fresher, lighter and more overtly fruity than the Bre­mer­ton. En­joy­able drink­ing but, for me, lack­ing the savouri­ness and fi rm tan­nic grip that I ex­pect from the va­ri­ety that usu­ally makes mourve­dre such a good, red- meat friendly drop.

ZONTE’S FOOT­STEPS 2012 Vi­o­let Beau­re­gard Mal­bec $ 22

Langhorne Creek, SA

13 per cent SPICED dark plum aro­mas and con­cen­trated plum and blue­berry fruit in the mouth, the palate mid- weight and nicely fresh and juicy mak­ing for a fl avour­some, easy­drink­ing, good- value and ver­sa­tile, food- friendly wine.

BROTH­ERS IN ARMS 2012 Side by Side Mal­bec $ 27

Langhorne Creek, SA

14.5 per cent DEEP pur­ple/ black with fl oral and ripe plum- fruit aro­mas and fl avours, more stur­dily built and fuller- bod­ied than the pre­vi­ous wine with good fresh, cleans­ing acid­ity bal­anc­ing the long, dry and fi rm tan­nic fi nish.

Graeme Phillips

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