I haven’t seen a dud wine from Latta; incredible personality and drinkability, choice sites conspiring with clever winemaking. Zero sulphur added here without dogma, just because it works without, and my oh my is it fresh and tense. “Grown by some old mates” says the notes accompanying, stuck as always on a large sticker on the bottle, so too “drink in short shorts” which I was doing anyway.
While it’s got some heartiness and heft, rasp to tannin, ferrous notes, it feels surprisingly lively on the tongue, a little jig of blood orang acidity and light herbal detail does that trick. It’s huge in scent with ripe plum, salty liquorice, dried herbs and rose petal-led pot pourri – flavours echo. Drinks a charm, firm in the palate, per se, juicy in the core, that furr to tannin and a building bitter-pumice-like pucker as it closes. Fantastic.
Rated : 94 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front