“Big love for the meaty and savoury goodness here. A terrific Tempranillo!
Dark plums and cherries swoon. Cola, earthiness and dried herbs swing in to action with ease. Moreish savoury characters come from 25 % whole bunches. I am captivating by the meatiness though. It’s a wine that just flows beautifully. Fine spices tickle a long and moreish finish. Such an easy wine to enjoy. These Juxtaposed wines are ones to watch. A wine screaming for meaty dishes. Drink now to five years.”
The Wine Front
“Boomstick. Seadragon Vineyard. Near American River. Kangaroo Island. What a collection of things!
Nutty and saline, more to savoury than fruity, cherry/plum sort of flavour, rich silty tannin in a medium-bodied frame. Suggestion of lemon rind and dried herb too, in with a modest cola varietal thing happening. Good feel to this wine. Texture is a highlight.”
Oz Wine Reviews
“As with the rest of Wes Pearson’s Juxtaposed wines this is lively. It’s high toned and bright, yet not about fruit, with the 25% whole bunches a background influence, the style more contemporary Rioja than something oaky and dusty. You’re better off comparing it to mod McLaren Grenache than a traditional crianza. Bright, fruit, but it gets darker and deeper, with vanilla bean richness filling out the mid palate, then earthen, real tannins finishing things off.”