Wine review — Centennial Vineyards

Centennial Vineyards Southern Highlands
Bong Bong Australian Dry Red 2009 $18.99

The label depicts the joyous atmosphere of a bush race meeting. Appropriately, Bong Bong bounces with vibrant, bright fresh fruit – first in the aroma, then on the lively, fresh palate. But it’s a real red, because the joyous, slurpy fruit flavours gives way to a bite of serious tannin, tweaking the palate, as a red ought to, giving a pleasing savoury dryness. A winner of a gold medal and trophy at Canberra Regional Show and a bronze medal at the National, Bong Bong is predominantly shiraz, with five per cent tempranillo.

Copyright © Chris Shanahan 2010

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