Trial Bin 909 Classic Dry Red Non Vintage
Region: South Australia
The winemakers have been boasting about this wine. The object was to make the best wine at the lowest price. The great Max Schubert used to delight me with his non-vintage blends and I would sit in his office drinking these while recording his stories.
Ignoring the conventions you have come to expect about wine readily delivers a better drink so combining vintages means the wine becomes a non-vintage yet the taste improves.
Blending of varieties is readily accepted but vintages less so but never forget that a great French Champagne is often non-vintage. The reason is because the Chef de Cave with the resources available can make a better wine by blending varieties and vintages. We like to preserve the difference so restrict the art of blending to lower priced wines.