Eldridge Estate Gamay 2009

There aren't a lot of gamay based wines produced in Australia.  In fact, I struggle to name more than a couple.  The reason for this is not apparent in tasting Eldridge Estate's 2009 food friendly gamay.  An attractive aroma of taught plum skins and spice is met by a deft touch of oak, and a slight twiggy, almost hay like scent.  On the palate, similar flavours are exhibited with quite a bit of spice evident, together with some acidity.  A very enjoyable gamay that is more cru or villages than nouveau.  85 points.

Abv: 13.7%
Price: $35
Source: sample

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