Excellent Adelaidean Red
Light & Finniss South Australia Adelaidean Bin 536 Dry Red Blend 2012
Region: South Australia
The fruits of the winemaker Benjamin Parker appear with this excellent red, the result of the Adelaidean project, which is on-going.
Imagine a field blend but instead of a mix from a single farmers vineyards it is instead a mix from numerous farmers vineyards that can be hundreds of kilometres apart. This is quite common in large overseas regions and of course has a long history in Australia. Indeed one of the greatest wines made was a blend of Barossa Valley and Coonawarra from 1962 while today many Penfolds and Wolf Blass reds are multi-district blends.
We are after good flavours but being retailers concentrate on the end selling price which means a wine like this will not contain high quality Barossa Valley Shiraz.
It does though contain high quality varieties which sell for bargain prices and we cannot for the life of us understand why this is so.