Dodgy Bros Sellicks Foothills Shiraz 12pk 2015 - Vigorous Bros
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!
Oak is certainly at the forefront of any impression or discussion of this wine. This is coffeed and milky, iced coffee-eque, with sweet blackberried fruit as the co-conspirator. It’s old school in a hefty, oak rich, hedonistic way. Uncomplicated. Rich, warm and simple. It will work well for those occasions when only this style of red will do.
Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front