$36.00 Cellar Door
With the ever-increasing globalisation of the wine industry, we, like you, could be forgiven for thinking we were all just pawns in the big wine company game. The release of the Pawn is a manifestation of our resolve to amend this situation by releasing wines hand crafted from small parcels of premium fruit from our Adelaide Hills Vineyards.
The wine is intensely aromatic with a bouquet of wild red berries and black pepper along with cinnamon and plums. The palate is rich, displaying fruits such as blackberry and cherry complementing the spicy backbone of liquorice and chocolate. A hint of savouriness gives the wine an extra layer of complexity with good tight acidity and smooth velvety tannins.
Jeu de fin – or end game, may occur gradually or with the quick exchange of a few pairs of pieces. In end game strategies the Pawns become more important; with the game often revolving around attempting to promote a Pawn by advancing it to the eighth rank.
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A warm fire and hearty bowl of beef stew, a fine-charcoaled grilled Scotch Fillet steak with baked spuds and gravy, or a 250gram block of salted dark chocolate and a good book.
This wine is enjoyable now, but with its rich texture and palate weight, it has the structure to develop beautifully over the next 5 to 10 years.
March 22nd 2012, 10.32am
Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills, South Australia,
1654 & BVRC 12
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