Our twenty first release of The Fergus is named after Tim’s neighbour who was good enough to sell me his Grenache grapes in the vintage of 1993, during a desperate shortage of Shiraz and Cabernet. They quickly realised that a wine born from logistics had real potential as a medium, but soft style with immediate food compatibility. The wine has lifted red berry aromas and flavours of Tempranillo, with further complexity of Grenache spiciness. Malbec adds mid palate richness and flavours of berries and violets. It is a mouth filling wine that may be kept for up to 10 years, and will pair nicely with duck, turkey, lamb and spicy dishes.
Varieties Tempranillo Grenache Malbec
“Deepish red with a bright purple tinge; the bouquet is fresh and minty, with raspberry and tomato aromas. There is good intensity on the palate, ample grippy tannins and dominant mint, herbal, tomato and sousbois flavours. The tannins are sinewy and firmer than expected, but there is richness and fruit sweetness as well. Oak plays a very back-seat role. A well-structured wine which will cellar beautifully.” – 93 Points Huon Hooke