Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. Pax Aeterna 2016
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Brand: Chaffey Bros
The Wine Front Rating: 93 PTSBarossa nouveau grenache. Grown on 82 year old vines. 25% whole bunches. Unfined and unfiltered. 467 dozen made only. Packaged to perfection. The Australian wine scene is in such an interesting place right now. Bang on. Both fresh and characterful. Not at all overdone – indeed it’s only light- to medium-weight – and yet there’s enough power to the fruit to make an impression. It’s made to be fresh and accessible and yet it pays homage to the age of the vines; it lets tension in through the front door. Sand, red and black cherry, graphite, cloves and rusty dry spices. A leathery, licorice kick to the finish. Just enough tannin. Poise, presentation, the lot.