Is it a place? Is it a frame of mind? Is it attainable by the beardless? These are but some of the questions to ponder while enjoying these wines. Curated and sometimes blended by The Wine Depository owner Philip Smith.
Whatever your facial hair situation you are guaranteed to get a wine that offers value and flavour well beyond compare. The Bearded State team is committed to finding you interesting wine varieties and styles that are approachable, enjoyable and great value.
Tasty, oaky, bright almost Cabernet like (I suspect they snuck in some Cabernet to the blend) in its structure which means it is almost too good to be called Merlot. Oh, did I say that? Have it with roast pork.
Coonawarra – One of the classic Australian wine regions. The famous cigar shaped strip of red Terra Rossa soils are where many wine drink have cut their teeth and so a lot of people have soft stop for the full and rich reds of the region. Quality Riesling and Sparkling red can be made here too.
Merlot – It gets a tough time most of the places it is grown. But in Pomerol and Saint-Emilion Merlot not only dominates but makes some of the best wines in the world. Perfume, silky and plush. Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon season the wines with structure and acid but in some places, like Petrus they are almost not needed.