I didn’t have a lot of time in the Valley, but I managed to stop in at a few places quickly. Which was nice. One of those spots was Pandemonium Estate on Great Northern Highway, where I had a really nice Swan Valley Gin Co tasting. When I’m not drinking wine, you’ll typically find a gin in my hand 😉
My lovely friend Nicola, gifted me a couple of bottles of the Pandemonium Estate wines for me to enjoy with Mr Spittoon once I got back to Victoria. Therefore on a recent chilly night, we decided to open ‘The Beast’!
This 2016 Shiraz and Grenache blend is made from Swan Valley fruit and weighs in at 14% abv. So it’s perfect to warm you up on a chilly night.
Here are the notes Mr. Spittoon and I jotted down as we tasted our way through this bottle:
It’s a brilliant garnet shade in the glass. Notes of mixed spice, black cherries, sweet vanillin oak and a hint of earthiness rise from the glass. While in the mouth those cherries flow through with some liquorice and some soft, smooth tannins. It has a nice clean, dry finish that leaves you salivating for the next sip.
This wine was sent to me direct from the winery as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!