Dodgy Bros Dilemma Cabernet Blend 6pk 2019
Take a viticulturist, a grower and a winemaker. Add plenty of beer, some ‘out-of-hours’ winemaking for private consumption, and a healthy dose of self-deprecation, and what you get are the Dodgy Brothers. The three brothers Dodgy are: Wes Pearson, Canadian winemaker, ageing skateboarder (he won’t mind us saying that!), ice hockey tragic, and crafter of modern interpretations of classic McLaren Vale styles; Peter Bolte, viticulturist of over 30 vintages, and original Dodgy; and Peter Somerville, laconic grower of some of the finest fruit in the Vale, and official Dodgy number cruncher. We love the Dodgy wines for the twists and turns: a Cabernet blend that casts Cabernet Franc in the leading role; a Sangiovese made with a winemaking nod to Beaujolais; and a dry, misty little GSM Rosé. And all utterly delicious, of course!
Easy pleasure here, albeit in a pretty simple-feeling wine. Currants, blueberry scents, sniffs of bayleaf, violets, leather. Good clear fruit flavours in palate, medium bodied, anise-tinged washy cassis characters, finishes with nice tannin pucker though fruit character trickles out a little dilute. Pleasing drinking.
Mike Bennie- Winefront