Mollydooker Enchanted Path 2005
The wine is a blend of 66% Shiraz and 34% Cabernet Sauvignon.
This is a beautiful example of two varieties blended to become one. The nose is rich and powerful, with lifted blackberry, plum and spice aromas. As you sip your palate is filled with immense flavor that physically explodes in your mouth. With an elegant, silky smooth texture, this wine lingers in your mouth long after the sip has gone.
This wine is great with fish, white meats, red meats, salads and cheeses. Optimum drinking: now - 4 years.
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Known for opulent red wines with intense power and concentration, McLaren Vale is home to perhaps the most “classic” style of Australian Shiraz. Vinified on its own or in Rhône Blends with Grenache and Mourvèdre, these hot-climate wines are deeply colored and high in extract with signature hints of dark chocolate and licorice. Cabernet Sauvignon is also produced in a similar style. Whites, often made from Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc tend to be opulent and full of tropical, stone and citrus fruit.
With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.