Magpie Estate 'The Fakir'
The latest Fakir! The first since 2012 and very different in style. The Grenache largely comes from the Neldner vineyards in Gomersal, we added a portion from Rolf's Riedl vineyard, this was wild yeast fermented with some whole bunches used. With the traditional fermented Neldner portion giving the wine weight and richness, the Riedl fruit gives the wine the added dimension of freshness, perfume and bright red berry note. The various parts were largely aged in older neutral oak (Riedl in tank for first 8 months), with just a tiny portion of new French oak used for the Neldner wine. The result is a lovely juicy red with some classic Grenache spice. A hint of oak with soft tannins. Made to enjoy now but will drink well for at least 3 years. "This has a fresh, lively, raspberry nose with light florals, some blue fruit and boysenberries, too. The palate has very round, soft and juicy raspberry fruit flesh and light vanilla to close. " 91 pts Nick Stock, James Suckling