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Spinifex is one of Australia's most exciting small wineries.

Quaff
May 12, 2010

2008 Taureau

Spinifex is one of Australia's most exciting small wineries. It is a member of the Artisans of the Barossa a collective dedicated to environmental sustainability and the traditions of the region.

Peter Schell and Magali Gely have been making wine under the Spinifex label since 2001, melding their love of the Barossa with Magali's family history of making wine near Montpellier in the south of France. As Peter has worked six of the past ten vintages in France, it's not surprising that they have specialised in making Barossa wines from Mediterranean varieties.

'Taureau' is a seamless blend of predominantly tempranillo with roughly equal portions of carignan, cabernet sauvignon and graciano. It is soft, round and fleshy, stretching silky smooth across the palate, highlighting concentrated dark fruits of blackberries, black plums, mulberries with a minerally, savoury edge.

It has the tightness of structure, finesse and ripe slinky tannins to age well yet is seductively approachable now.

 

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