61% Cabernet, 31% Shiraz
If “typical” Australian red wines are Steve Irwin (the Crocodile Hunter), the Yalumba “Scribbler” is more like his daughter, Bindi: A little-less badass and more certainly feminine.
You get the greener Cabernet notes of menthol and eucalyptus, but first there’s blackcurrant, plum and spice from the Shiraz (even though it makes up the lesser part of the blend). Vanilla, cherry, smoke, blue fruit and mocha are all towards the back. A smooth and medium finish. A decent amount of acidity to deal with, ensuring the Scribbler could be laid down for a couple more years.
This is the perfect wine to slowly move you into the colder months, in terms of the food it would/could pair it with. Lamb on the bone, beef stews with dried herbs, duck breast, and lasagna.
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