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2012 Kangarilla Road Sangiovese

Winemaker's Notes

Dusty, spicy black cherry compote. Cherries, raspberries and a dash of anise and dark chocolate combine on the palate. Fine chalky tannins complete this wine carrying an attractive hint of earthiness.

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2012 Kangarilla Road Sangiovese

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2013
93
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Lovely dark cherry and berry fruit aromas here; this has a deep, earthy side, some graphite and cedary oak, a little toasted spice too. The palate s really chirpy with loads of dark cherry and chocolate flavour, ripe tannins and a lovely build through to the finish. Ripe and delicious.
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Good Wine Guide
92
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Concentrated fruity bouquet with slight menthol notes, and a fruit-dominated palate. Crowd pleaser.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2016
Australian Wine Companion 2012
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Sangiovese is renowned for its savoury, refreshing, easy-going appeal - it's the grape that made Chianti famous. Kangarilla's version is thoroughly different from that. It tastes more like a McLaren Vale red than a sangiovese, though of course that's not necessarily a bad thing. In fact it's super-easy to enjoy. It's sweet and jammy, raspberried and beefy, with cordial-like, liquorice flavours flooding your mouth. Dry tannin after a sweet assault of flavour. It won't scratch the sangiovese itch, but it's a good red wine.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
90
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Sangiovese does well down in McLAREN Vale, with its bright red cherry fruits and gently spicy complexity. This has plenty of flesh without overstepping the medium-bodied mark, and a nice dose of anise-flavoured spice through the palate. Knockabout rustic tannins and quaffable charm.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
89
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
There are only a couple of Sangioveses that really work in Australia and this is one of the best. The Chianti grape often loads the palate with moisture-eliminating acidity, but this version is quite the opposite. The aroma alone makes your mouth water with its sour cherry, violet and blackberry leaf notes, and the palate is perky, refreshing and not at all heavy. This makes it perfect for glugging at speed when you are on a mission, but classy enough to sip slowly with a very smart Italian feast.
Taste Food and Wine Guide 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Smoky, spicy, red and sour dark cherry fruit; fine, dusty tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
This McLaren Vale crew obviously have either terrific vineyards or great sources of fruit, and they handle their grapes in an exemplary manner. Apparently 'kangarilla' is a local Aboriginal word meaning 'abundance of local resources', which is spot on. This is their first go at the famous Italian grape and a good start. Lots of black olive flavours, dry herbs, spice, a hint of chocolate. Delicious, a top food wine and serious value.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
91

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