2017 Swings & Roundabouts Novus Margaret River Malbec
Juicy, plummy, rich and soft. I assume from the name (and the vintage) this hasn't seen the inside of an oak barrel.
91 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
Juicy, plummy, rich and soft. I assume from the name (and the vintage) this hasn't seen the inside of an oak barrel. 91 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion
How’s it taste?
Lifted aromas of fresh red and dark fruit with hints of spice. The palate is medium-bodied with layers of black cherry, plum and blackberry interwoven with lovely spicy characters, backed by fine tannins for structure and length. A fresh and lively red that is ready to enjoy at your next barbeque.
Who made it?
Swings and Roundabouts is based just out of Yallingup north of the Margaret River township in Western Australia, with a cellar door on Caves Road at Yallingup. Their focus is on both pure Margaret River as well as broader WA styles. The name Swings and Roundabouts comes from the ups and downs involved in the winemaking and grapegrowing process that are both highly addictive and also very draining. What you lose on the swings, you pick up on the roundabouts. The philosophy behind the winery is that Margaret River fruit that can deliver "Mediterranean" style wines that are great for drinking. The moderating effects of the temperate maritime climate combined with unique soils and wet and cold winters, provide ideal growing conditions for wine grapes that are both elegant and robust. The winery is headed by Chief Winemaker Brian Fletcher who uses carefully selected fruit to deliver consistent quality and value vintage after vintage. Unquestionably the focus of the Swings and Roundabouts wines is on premium Margaret River varieties, showcasing Cabernet, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Blends and Chardonnay, as well as a range of alternative varieties such as Tempranillo, Chenin Blanc and Malbec.
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