2006 ‘The Gondola’ Grenache Shiraz, 90 Points

Conte Estate The Gondola Grenache Shiraz 2006

Vibrant fresh and uplifting are the buzz words here. An impressive red blend that really hits the mark. You get loads of cherries, plums and earthy blackberries. The fruit is elegant and medium bodied, the oak is judiciously imparted and pairs up well with the fruit characters. The tannin structure is superfine and long and overall the drinkability factor is high. Decent honest red wine drinking, quite European in style, the fruit is there, but in a refined and not over the top sense and just right drinking for the cooler weather. Try it with roast lamb and veges.

Drink to 2012. Alc 14.5% (but not really discernable). About $20. 90/100 – Very Good.