“Formerly known as Graillot. This is the first vintage made at the new Place of Changing Winds winery. This has come along nicely over the past few months. It’s low-ish in alcohol but it packs a punch; it’s certainly not light on for flavour. It’s peppery and twiggy, a little vegetal, a lot meaty. There’s a core of cherry and a spray of florals. When you first open it things seem just a little tannic for their own good, but as it breathes it falls closer to balance. Indeed it’s the kind of wine where your impression keeps shifting. At the tasting bench I was in two minds; at the dinner table I was far more convinced. Rated: 92+ Points. Drink : 2020 - 2026+.” Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
I drank a bottle of this over Easter (seemed to be quite a lot of bottles opened over Easter) with a big lamb chop and a couple of sausages on the BBQ. A perfect wine for the moment – a juicy plum and cherry centre with lots of savoury, dry underbrush and briar notes at the edges. The wine gobbles up the charry BBQ notes. Highly recommended as a value wine from Heathcote – it may not be Jasper Hill but at half the price its pretty good. Ian Cook, FWC