*** Decanter World Wine Awards Commended***
Country: Australia Region: South Australia
Vintage: 2016 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Babington Brook Estate
During the Australian boom years, when the market seemed to be only going up, new market entrants played fast and loose with the wonderful resources bestowed upon the Australian wine world. A proliferation of "critter" brands and a cynical approach to promotion and price coupled with an unruly Aussie dollar saw Australian wine toppled almost as quickly as it rose.
It was against this backdrop, a backdrop where hardworking growers were feeling the heat, that Babington Brook was created.
A reaction against the big branded culture of the past, Babington Brook Shiraz captures the current zeitgeist for authenticity and a back-to-basics approach - above all it captures the hard-grafting, honest approach of the Australian wine industry.
Working in conjunction with leading vineyard owners, grapegrowers and winemakers, Babington Brook draws on sustainable fruit sources, high quality G.I's, quality winemaking and inspirational branding to create a new focus for a new generation of Australian wine drinkers.
Ageing Potential: 5 Years
This is a masterful and super-value wine for the rich but sophisticated Chardonnay palate. In fact the old school Chardy style gets a reformed and refined treatment here, with classic hedonistic notes of toffee apple, ripe stone and citrus fruit and buttered toast coming in a seamless integration that feels both rich and elegant. Butterscotchy and effortlessly delicious,
Food Matches: Seafood/ Chicken