A Dan Murphy direct import from a business now owned by Louis Latour. For a wine made on an industrial scale this still has some charm. Bright crunchy red fruits and firm but still agreeable acidity. Some of those banana skin whole berry smells and spotlessly clean freshness add up to what’s really a bargain. Much better the second day which shows there’s some genuine fruit quality here. Not exactly Foillard but a good choice from uncle Dan’s..er..heterogeneous offerings.
13% alcohol. Screwcap. $14.50
A 2020 version as a Dan Murphy’s two for one members’ special is ludicrously good for $8 a bottle. Pretty much the same note as above but with a bit more latent power and fruit concentration through the middle and end. There’s a suggestion from the way it got richer and more enjoyable that things may be even more tasty in a year or so. I’ve put four bottles away to find out. Massive investment risk of $32.