Weekly Review

Mount Horrocks Clare Valley Watervale Nero d’Avola 2012

By Ben Thomas

When this arrived I had no idea nero was planted in Clare. It’s the most drinkable wine I’ve tried in a long time – the bottle lasted just an hour at home between two of us. It smells of plums and dark chocolate, lavender and dark cherries, and tastes similar, but it’s the juiciness of the wine that really sucks you in. A smooth texture, energetic acid and fine, grippy tannins complete the picture. It feels so effortless, but so classy and complex at the same time.

Food Match: Braised saltbush lamb

October 2014