Massena Barbera 2011, Barossa Valley

I’ve always enjoyed what Jaysen and Dan have done with the Massena wines over the years, and jumped at the newletter offer for three new releases. Tasting notes will be provided for the Eleventh Hour 2010 and Moonlight Run 2009 tomorrow.

$22 direct from winery. Medium ruby colour. Notes of red berries, beetroot, but there’s a sense of farm, barnyard – and this was backed up by a French man, then an American (in case the former didn’t seem trustable although he grew up on a farm; the latter just sips Tequila in Mexico). There was nothing wrong with the wine but it was a distractor. Dry, medium-bodied wine with ripe zippy berry flavours that is kept together by racy acidity so the end result is a quick-jump finish. A straight-forward wine. Drink now. 88/100.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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