Sunday, 22 September 2013

Fairbank Rouge 2010

Sutton Grange and Fairbank was a horse training facility before Peter Sidwell got his hands on it. Well he bought the property for his horses but a long term friend persuaded him to take the property in a different direction. Thank god for that as the wines that come from this winery are unique in their structure and flavour profile. If you haven't tried them before buy a mix 6 pack as they are very impressive.

Fairbank Rouge 2010

The rouge is an easy drinking quaffer in style but it avoids any sweet flavours which makes it better to consume with food. The savouriness comes in the form of cherry pips, earthy twigs, spice and mushrooms. Easy to like and easy to drink with the structure hitting hard from the moment it hits my mouth. They are playful with a restraint that is lacking in so many wines at double this price point. Drink now or later this wine will handle it all.

Alcohol: 12%
Price: $22
Rated: 89
Drink: Now - 2016

2010 Fairbank Rouge

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