Dodgy by name, but I assume not dodgy by nature, and definitely not dodgy wine. But this is some good drinking wine, jam pack full of enjoyment and pleasure. With its upside down labels, it would stand out on the wineshop shelf. Dodgy Brothers is a partnership between a grower (Peter Sommerville), a viticulturist (Peter Bolte) and a Canadian winemaker (Wes Pearson). Based in McLaren Vale, and with limited volumes, it’s best to check out their website for availability.
The 2013 Dodgy Brother Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre, (70%, 18% & 12% respectively), immediately grabbed my attention. Not because it was big and intense, or because it had one specific character which stood out, but basically because I wanted another glass. And isnt that what wine is supposed to be about – pure enjoyment.
The nose of the Dodgy Brothers GSM had vibrant red fruit confectionary, good intensity, lots of floral violet earthy characters. Hints of warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and black pepper. On the palate, there was both dark fruit (plums, dark berries) complemented by red fruit (ripe cherries, wild strawberries). Soft velvety tannins, and fresh acid. It is at once voluminous but not lacking, nor too intense. Eminently slurpable, and keeps you coming back for more.
Not all that dodgy really.
Also have a look at the Dodgy Brothers 2013 Shiraz.
Region: McLaren Vale
Source: Provided by producer