Johnny's Drop of the Week
Smallfry Wines - 2020 Barossa Pimpernel
A further extension into the fresh young red space from their Joven starting point, Pimpernel takes us where angels fear to tread. Previously they have used the old vine Trousseau/Bastardo in their Joven blend and I have seen it as dark fruits, Mulberry, Blackberry but in this wine it seems to me more red fruited and rhubarby, nice herbal from the whole bunch and fitting the brief of juicy, smashable, complex and interesting.
Colour: Cherry red and murky.
Aroma: Rhubarb, herbal, cranberry, earth.
Palate: Light and bright, some nice stalky tannin.
Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia
Variety: 100% Trousseau
Alcohol / Vol: 11%
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