Origin: South Eastern Australia
Taste guide: Medium bodied, plum and black fruit flavours, spice and pepper notes, oaked
The name “Barwang” means “place of water” and represents the pure sources of water that allow the Barwang vineyards to produce wines of such distinct and recognisable quality.
Barwang wines are sourced from the most premium wine regions of New South Wales, the oldest winegrowing state in Australia. The vineyards are at a lofty altitude of 520 metres and are situated above a flowing aquifer 300m below the surface. A bore drawing from this reservoir provides the vineyards with a guaranteed supply of pristine water. This unique source of water gives the red wines their distinctive style as bold and flavoursome wines.
This wine is deep red in colour with crimson hues. The bouquet shows lifted wild berries and plum fruit characters are evident with a hint of licorice and tomato leaf. Cedar vanillin oak characters add complexity to the bouquet. The palate is soft yet spicy. This is a fruit driven wine with plum, blackberry and cassis flavours evident. Overall the wine is well balanced with rich oak characters and soft tannins giving the wine a great structure, finish and length.
This wine won a Bronze Medal at the 2014 International Wine and Spirits Competition.
Drinking very well and offered at a silly price to clear the last few bottles - just £4.25 - that's less than half price.