Pepperilly Estate is situated in the Ferguson Valley in the Geographe region immediately north of the Margaret River region. Geographe has a warm to hot mostly maritime climate, and thus it is not a surprise to see some southern Rhône varietals planted here. Their “Purple Patch” wine is a blend of 65% grenache, 20% mourvedre and 15% shiraz. It worked for me.
The 2010 vintage of the Purple Patch has aromatics of thyme, redcurrant, spice and salami. It has a balanced palate with notes of warm and dry undergrowth, with redcurrant and meaty flavours carrying through. This is a good quality wine on the grounds of its medium length, and the complexity evident in its thyme and savoury deli meat flavours and aromatics. The wine is ready to drink now and at $18, represents good current drinking. Good
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