“It’s amazing! Blueberry pie and ice cream! I can feel it running down my throat!” – Roald Dahl.
The fruit for the Violet Beauregard comes from two blocks on a single vineyard in the heart of the Langhorne Creek, patiently fermented then aged in French and American oak for 12 months.
On the vine, the perfectly round, plump and violet-purple Malbec looks just like blueberries. Crush, ferment and pour into a glass and it smells like blueberries too. And, if it looks like a blueberry, smells like a blueberry and tastes like a blueberry, then Violet Beauregard it must be.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you: every glass will jump out at you with the smells and tastes of fresh macerated blueberries, raspberries, mulberry and violets with a hint of muddled mint. This is intense and vivid, mouth staining colour with blueberries on the nose, classic Malbec mulberry, red cherries, notes of cedar and wafts of violets. The entry is tastebud-poppingly juicy and super youthful with lashings of (you guessed it!) blueberries, but structured despite the lashings of fresh fruit, really rich and lush and flavoursome.
Best consumed without Veruca Salt or Augustus Gloop.
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