Schmolzer & Brown Pret-A-Rouge 2018

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Beechworth fruit, so that places this wine in home territory for vignerons Schmolzer and Brown. There’s shiraz, sangiovese and pinot noir in this wine, but the intent is a medium weight, savoury red of spice and fine tannin profile, or something like that, ‘spaghetti or something’, quips Tessa Brown. From vineyards that VS&B have relationships with, rather than a cash and carry mentality. Everything just so. Earth and pulverised rock scents, old spice cupboard, ripe plum, mulberry, undergrowth, an animale perfume, one might say. Just on medium weight, almost tactile spicy in the palate, pomegranate, gentle amaro note. Skollable stuff, is the message, but for those seeking respite in a long, drawn out affair with a bottle and a meal, there’s enough intellect here too. Slurpy, delicious, vibrant red of high enjoyment. Rated : 92 Points Mike Bennie Winefront, Alcohol : 13%, Closure : Screwcap, Drink : 2018 - 2021