This is an impressive example from Massena, a winery with an interesting range of alternative varietal wines and one named in Robert Parker's top 20 value plays in Australia.
Crimson red with a purple tinged colour. A funky apricot and red cherry nose with some anise and pepper action too. Mid-weight fruit flavours of savoury cherry and sour plum on the palate. Brambly, savoury and smooth. Finely balanced acid and grippy tannins give the wine a lovely length and focus. Edgy and distinctive. One to watch.
Source: Retail Purchase. Alcohol: 13.5%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $22.00. Rating: 90 Points. Website: http://massena.com.au/about/