Layers Shiraz/Tempranillo/Mourvèdre/Grenache 2012, Barossa, South Australia

Red Blend Red Blend
South Australia, Australia

$17.95 (138883)

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February 20, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A Rhône style blend with a kick of tempranillo. Meaty with a lovely earthy, smoky character. Nicely balanced,...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Here the red trilogy melds together for a naturally curated blend, with the firmness of Moruvedre lending strength to...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

This has some life and energy, firm, ripe but not jammy fruit, and genuine complexity - this delivers admirably on...

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

Balance, elegance, complexity. This blend offers aromas and flavours of blackberry, raspberry, cherry, redcurrant, earth, black pepper, wild herbs, licorice, and cured meat, and it's like a happy marriage between southern France and northeastern Spain (without the imposing Rioja oak and Rhône/Midi funk), Tempranillo tartness lifting up the earthier, denser GSM to a level of delicate stability. What really stands out, though, is just how admirably restrained and understated this blend is, a far cry from stereotypical Aussie reds (and Shirazes in particular). It's also a fantastic value.

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