CHARLES MELTON Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre 'Nine Popes' 2013/16 Bottle/st
Red Still Wine | Australia | South | Barossa Valley | 75cl
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Closure Type: Screwcap
Sub-Region: Barossa Valley
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah/Shiraz
Charles Melton Wines has produced premium Barossa red wines since 1984. Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what were then considered a couple of unfashionable varieties - Shiraz and Grenache. These wines were initially styled on those from the Rhône but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right. The wines have always attracted national and international recognition. The Nine Popes is intensely dark purplish red in colour with characteristic musky, spicy perfumes of violets and herbs. On the palate the plump ripe Grenache fruit with its trademark muskiness envelopes the muscular structure of the more tannic Shiraz. Warm earthy notes and spices from the Shiraz and Mourvedre add another layer of complexity. It is long and intense through to the finish which lingers on notes of aniseed, sweet liquorice and cinnamon.