21 Feb 2013
Beautifully balanced Bordeaux blend from Victoria
Generally, a well made Bordeaux blend is going to cost upwards of about $25 a bottle, just because they are not cheap to produce, at least the good ones are not cheap to produce.
When we tried the Pfeiffer Three Chimneys Cabernet Merlot blend we were pretty impressed as we would have never thought that it was from a warm climate region, as it has all the markings of a very well made cooler climate Bordeaux red blend. The Rutherglen region, located in the north of Australia’s Victoria state, is a warm region more known for its bigger bodied, higher octane, boisterous reds and world famous fortified wines, so we were completely taken by surprise when we tried the 2010 Pfeiffer Three Chimneys Cabernet Merlot blend.
Upon doing a bit of research we found out that we were not the only ones who were impressed by it, as Aussie wine guru James Halliday called it a tour de force by winemaking team Chris and daughter Jen Pfeiffer, giving it a 94 pt review. This is lovely stuff with a gorgeous fruit base, a cool climate scale in terms of weight backed with riper tannins buttressed by well managed oak. This is one of those wines that has poise and polish without big digits. We sell this for $16.99 a bottle and $14.99 a bottle when you purchase 6 bottles or more, making it a terrific value. This has great diversity and will work with all kinds of foods and drinks deliciously on its own. As always first come first served
Posted by Gregg 00:00:00