Peter Franus The Father Blend 2014
Wine: The Father Blend
Winemaker: Peter Franus
Variety: Syrah / Shiraz Blend
Buy Now: From Virgin Wines
An abundance of dark ripe cherries, plum and brambles hits you on the nose, brought together with a dash of dried raisins and prunes. There's a slight dusting of dark cocoa powder with a little damp earthiness to finish off the nose.
On the palate, an exuberant burst of black brambles and licorice, fresh yet sophisticated with a touch of tannins that roll off the tongue. More of that dark cocoa powder comes to play with a small amount of white pepper spice. The spice gradually fades into a fresh and inviting finish as the tannins begin to disappear and a burst of lively fresh fruits linger.