2021 Gartelmann Phillip Alexander
NAME: This wine has been named after Jorg Gartelmann’s son Phillip.
TASTING NOTES: Matured for 14months in a mix of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads and puncheons. This is a complex wine of rich, bold black fruits layered with dense inviting oak, with great length of palate and beautiful balance. Deep purple in colour with a nose of liquorice and dried spice. The palate has strong dusty tannins with a rich full flavour of blackcurrants and ripe plums.
FOOD MATCHING: Slow braised beef ribs, venison, kangaroo and mature cheeses.
CELLARING: Drink from 2023, better from 2025, or cellar until 2028+.