Since Halliday released his 2014 Wine Companion, there have been two wineries being talked about a lot out here in Perth. Singlefile and Castelli, interestingly both are from the Great Southern sub region of Denmark. Singlefile for being named a Darkhorse to watch and Castelli for achieving 5 red stars as a winery. 5 red stars means best of the best in a region. A huge achievement, considering Castelli has only been making wines for 7 vintages.
When the phone call came through to join the Castelli team celebrations over wine and dinner at the Butterworth, how could I say no? Thought I’d better calibrate my palate and grabbed a bottle of this wine to try.
Wow! Stunning wine.
Rich, sweet ripe red berries.
Lush on the palate and lovely use of oak.
Great mouthfeel and flavours linger for an impressive amount of time.
Beautiful shavings of chocolates & ground espresso beans.
Bargain price for this quality and highly recommended.
$35 from Steves Fine Wine and Food.
Tasted 29th August 2013