Regular free tastings are a mainstay of our business, and the wine industry as a whole, as they offer us the chance to not only revisit a wine that we have ordered in but introduce it to our customers. Whether it be something familiar or something new and obscure, a tasting provides a lovely opportunity to have a chat, talk wine (without the nonsense that often comes with it) and take a moment to enjoy something new.
COVID has hindered our ability to do this but as I sit here and write this, it is cold and pretty bleak in Kyneton, not unusual this time of the year with hints of spring on the horizon. Next week we celebrate our ninth birthday as well so a good enough reason to open a bottle of something that promises to be completely tasty to help the afternoon progress.
We do look forward to welcoming you in spring as we return to our regular Saturday tasting schedule.
Corymbia Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Wine writer Mike Bennie (www.winefront.com.au) commented "Corymbia is one of the most exciting wine projects to emerge from Western Australia in a decade. The wines under the Corymbia label have been outstanding.", pretty impressive praise for such a young winery. Building on what was a seriously great release last year, the follow up is nothing to be balked at, proving these guys are far from being one hit wonders.
Floral and blackcurrants on the nose, this reeks class. Medium tannins, subtle even, with some mineral and great fruit purity. Tasty right out of the gate, this will prove to be a sure thing in the cellar.
A fascinating note on the beautiful label. Each line represents the daily max and minimum temperatures over the year, a representation of the growing year, with small red lines indicating when the fruit was picked. Each year will be a little bit different, a snapshot of the year which is quite poetic.