Compatriots means 'mates' and this plush blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot is in a proud Australian tradition. It has a generous and enticing nose, and the palate is an delicious mix of ripe red fruits, liquorice and cedar, with rich, smooth tannins offset by gentle, juicy acidity.
The Adelaide Hills are certainly alive - perhaps not with the sound of music - but rather, vast quantities of unique wines that circulate through the region's pristine body. This region is still a new kid on the Australian wine block - but is producing finessed cool climate classics such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Hipster's will be happy in the Adelaide Hills too, with the region being home to a plethora of alternative varietals such as Blaufrankisch and Gruner Veltliner.
The Hills are chock full of cellar doors serving up the best of the region's food and wine output. The cooler climate that comes with altitude serves as an important point of difference from the warmer regions in Adelaide - tarty and acidic wines dominate over the more ripe fruit that can be found elsewhere in the State of Adelaide.