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Baileys of Glenrowan Naturally Dried Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Uses a modified amaro process, part dried on wooden racks in the winery, part by cane-cut arms in the vineyard. The process had to begin with early intervention, and it is undoubtedly quixotic; I can't cope with the tannins.
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Follows in the footsteps of Primo Estate's Joseph Moda (the 'Amarone' name discontinued under the EU Wine Agreement) and, of course, Amarone in Italy. The grapes were variously dried on the vine or on wooden racks in the winery for up to 4 weeks; the result is a very complex and powerful wine with black fruits, lots of ripe tannins and licorice. Definitely left field, particularly given the region and the varieties, but works.Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011