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
Mornington Peninsula
November 18, 2010

Featured post

IMW Annual Bordeaux tasting - 2013 vintage

Held in Sydney by the Institute of Masters of Wine on the weekend, this was …

Popular Posts

Exclusive/small production winery mailing lists

Well executed mailing lists provide benefits to consumer and winery alike.  …

Colonel and The Merchant Barossa Shiraz 2016

I tasted this wine blind, not knowing it was a $10 wine.  Actually, it's…

Lucinda Estate Circa 1990 South Gippsland Pinot Noir 2015

A first wine for me from this producer, and a good one.  Lucinda Estate in S…