Rutherglen, Victoria, 100% Touriga
Pfeiffer is making one of – and arguably- the best Australian VP style with the amazing 2015 carting away numerous gold medals on the Australian wine circuit, and available on their website for a surreal bargain price $30.
This was a recent auction purchase. The back label advises “will continue to improve for at least 21 years”, so it was expected to be ready (or near enough with the conservative winemaker predictions that allow for imperfect cellaring).
Good cork, and the sediment was easily removed with decanting
Deep ruby colour with some harmless bricking on the meniscus. There’s plentiful cinnamon spices, dark roses, cherry, and red liquorice with a faint touch pf prune. The palate is bright and fresh, and drier than most Oz VP efforts. High quality brandy spirit makes more of an impression here, overall; it’s succulent with mixed red and black fruits. There’s fine tannin, and this is another wine that provides complete satisfaction for a meagre price.
Drink to 2030, 93 points