Another cracking red blend, this time hailing from McLaren Vale. It’s 45% Sangiovese, 35% Primitivo, 20% Nebbiolo and 100% Awesom-o. Regional, intelligent, interesting and highly drinkable. First time Kangarilla Road have made it, hopefully it won’t be the last.
Juicy and generous yet amply structured and only just over medium bodied. Detailed too, with cherries, tar, sweet raspberry slicks and plummy depths all making themselves known. Begins savoury and wiry then puts on weight and flesh with air. Turned earth, lavender, roses and almond skins are omnipresent. We’re talking layers people – complexity plus. Add a sprinkle of dried oregano and a little cardamom and you’ve got a keeper. Plenty of chewy tannin to sink your teeth into as well. 92 Very Good
Region: McLaren Vale
Tasted: October 2012