75cl * Vegan * 14% ABV * Tasmania, Australia
At 76, Josef Chromy achieved his life-long dream of establishing a winery under his own name. Since arriving as a refugee from Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, he has been a primary catalyst for the Tasmanian wine scene and has been involved with many of the island's leading wineries - namely Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. This has deep, dark cherry and raspberry flavours with suggestions of mocha and clove. Supremely elegant with good ageing potential, this will come into its own over the next few years.