. . . zinful seduction
First really good Zin I’ve tasted in years. Solid red wine character along with the spicy, seductive stuff. Steak wine.
SEGHESIO 11 Zinfandel, Sonoma, California 942151 Vintages $29.95
. . . classy Malbec
Mendoza Malbec showing off the grape’s French origin with flair and confidence. Chateau-like solidness and impressiveness. Needs situation and food of similar status. Or a good imagination.
MENDEL 10 Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 108225 Vintages $24.95
. . . the Barossa’s holy side
Aussie blockbusters are not my thing but Grant Burge weaves some style and grace into its reds. They are not just about power. Their sense of humour is another nice feature.
GRANT BURGE 10 Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre ‘The Holy Trinity’ Barossa, Australia 236257 Vintages $29.95