Wrattonbully Red: “perfectly weighty and quite seamless.”


Terre à Terre Wrattonbully Red 2016

“A blend of Cabernet Franc 46% and Shiraz 42% from the Crayères Vineyard in Wrattonbully plus 12% Merlot from Summertown. Adelaide Hills Merlot eh? Now there’s an outlier. Spends 10 months in 40% new oak, then 18 months in large older oak. It’s such a substantial wine. Lots of French oak, complete with oak tannins too. An onslaught. But underneath it’s such an even wine – perfectly weighty and quite seamless. I know comparing this to Bordeaux is lazy, but there’s plenty of ambitious Right Bank in the style here, complete with powdery tannins.”

“Best drinking: wait for a few years. Or decant early. The tannins and power will ensure that twenty is a viable number.”

Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review January 2020 ozwinereview.com

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