RHONE Vs AUSTRALIA Vs CALIFORNIA Vs NEW ZEALAND
When you play the Game of Rhones you live or you die.
France and the Rhone Valley are represented by 3 wines. We have a famous double act from Chapoutier, the Rhone's most prolific producer. M. Chapoutier Lirac 2017 and Signargues 2017 represent Gregor Clegane (The Mountain) and Sandor Clegane (The Hound). The gorgeous Domaine des Lises Equinoxe represents Margery and House Tyrell - beautiful and seductive from Rhone's wunderkind Maxime Graillot.
Australia's big producer at the moment Shaw & Smith from the Adelaide Hills is pure Dornish wine. Their Shiraz is effortlessly suave and limber. It is Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne.
Pax Mahle North Coast Syrah is a Californian homage to the Hill of Hermitage. It is every bit as capable but mysterious and explosive - it is Bronn to a tee.
Didn't know New Zealand does serious Rhone wine? Unlike the Aussies and their Shiraz, the Kiwi's call it Syrah, and Trinity Hill Syrah is focused and furious and about to introduce herself to the world - this is the Khaleesi and the Mother of Dragons.
This is a serious 6-pack from the world's greatest prognosticators of Rhone Wines.
Wine is coming.