In continuing my tastings of Australian wines, I was able to enjoy a great blend from a small label sourced from Central Victoria. Silver Wings Vincenzo’s Old Vine is a unique blend of Mourvedre and Shiraz (a combination I am seeing more of lately coming out of Australia) and the two varietals work beautifully together.
Silver Wings Vincenzo’s Old Vine 2006 Mourvedre Shiraz is a blend of 60% Mourvedre and 40% Shiraz from the Shepparton region of Australia. It has 14% alcohol and retails for $29.99. For more information see www.silverwingswines.com or www.marquee.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Silver Wings pours a blackish garnet in the glass. It has an aromatic nose with notes of spicy berries, vanilla, liquorice, and tobacco. The wine’s rich palate has tastes of dark cherries, blackberries, spice, and a hint of sweet oak. The tannins are earthy and defined and are integrated into the dry, spicy finish. This is a blend with many levels of flavors and the wine definitely benefits from decanting. A dynamic wine that is aging gracefully.
My Wine Rating- B+
Food Pairing Suggestions- This wine pairs nicely with a grilled filet, veal chops in a porcini sauce, or lamb kabobs.
*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review