Briar Ridge ‘The Briar’ Vineyard Blend 2014
This wine is like having all your best friends over for a party in the backyard! Semillon, Verdelho, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are all part of this energetic and fresh field blend – a wine made from various grapes that are all grown together in the same vineyard.
Field blends are huge in Europe, and it’s good to see them on the rise here in Oz, as they generally make for exciting drinking. This one is fresh, and fruity with loads of white peach and melon, and then – BAM! – your mid palate takes a hit of herbs & juicy green grass. It may be too grassy for some, but I loved it. There’s some great complexity here too and a finish longer than an Oscars acceptance speech. Drink it with chicken and prosciutto salad.
RRP: $28.00 Buy here
Rating: 3.5/5 Very, VERY Good Wine