I bought a bottle of that Etna Rosso from Dan Murphy , I went back online to order more the next day and they were all gone.
this is another one of the Curtis family vineyard wines, most of them are at the $100 rrp,recently one of those direct wine sale had another 2 of these on sale in a pack , high rrp then 70% off for locals. Not sure hows the sale goes overseas.Not sure where I got this bottle from, it retails $150 at cellar door, $100 at DM, $90 at QF but doesn’t taste anything close to that. I’m guessing the RRP means it’s one of those made-to-export wines (the kangaroo logo is telltale sign).
To be fair it is a nice Shiraz and I would probably pay $25-30 for it. Needs to be decanted for an hour to open up.
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From my experience the Curtis and the Martins are way overpriced for average wines just like 3 Associates. Even at $40 a bottle there is much better wines around than these @$40.this is another one of the Curtis family vineyard wines, most of them are at the $100 rrp,recently one of those direct wine sale had another 2 of these on sale in a pack , high rrp then 70% off for locals. Not sure hows the sale goes overseas.
Interesting. Just bought 6 From Dan’s. One of my favourite (and best) CO pinots is Pisa Range. They have been making brilliant Pinot for many years and this GS vineyard is just down the road from their original vineyard. Looking forward to trying. Thanks for the tip.View attachment 207321
My computer is in the shop so I'll have to do this on mobile, forgive any typos.
So this is the MWG iconic Central Otago pinot I ordered hoping for Felton; soon realised this was the go. Some ordinary reviews got me nervous.
This is a huge pinot, the nose is hot, and a little stewed. No feel of precision or purity, more like jam and funk and maybe some strawberries. As I reread this it sounds horrible, and it could definitely be improved, but there is complexity on the nose and it drew me back in. Really felt this was Givry-esque, rustic but interesting.
Palate is just as big, stalky and tannic. This isn't a bad pinot, I would say strawberries and cream, a richness that is wrapped up by tannic length. It's a bit challenging, for sure, but this is one I want to sit on. Day 2 was much improved, it seems to get funkier but the jamminess settled into more fruit purity somehow. Although still young its firmly in that 'serious complex pinot' category, as opposed to 'faultless delicate pinot'.
I can see why they wanted to get rid of this, but I think time will help to elevate the wine and I'm looking forward to cracking one in 2-3 years for another try.