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Domain Day 'l' Lagrein

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Lagrein hails from Northern Italy, and it has a reputation for producing easy-drinking wines. This Aussie version shows preserved plums and dark fruits, together with a hint of soft spice. The palate is fuller-bodied with a plummy centre, dried herb edges and a hint of minty freshness. There is also a touch of vanillian oak, firm tannins and a dry finish. A nice hunk of meat would be the go with this wine.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Vibrant, youthful purple/red in colour.

Nose: Fresh, juicy mulberries with a hint of spicy, briary wood complexity.

Palate: Unique tree fruits, herbal notes, plums and dark berry fruits reminiscent of ripe mulberries. Highlights of light vanilla oak, nuances of mint, and eucalypt. This wine shows the biggest, richest berry flavours we have yet experienced in Lagrein. It has an attractive briary spicy complexity, derived from wood ageing.

Firmish and vibrant, it finishes with clean acids and lingering flavours of fleshy, berry fruit. Soft and medium bodied with savoury tannins, chewy textures and superb food compatibility. More full bodied than previous vintages but still with the characteristic softness of the variety.

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Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
Few people in Australia have much experience with lagrein. But from what I can find out, it's a bit of a multiple personality grape: it does fresh-and-light but also firm-and-rich quite well. The Cobaw Ridge (reviewed a few pages ago) is one of the bigger, bolder examples. This one's probably closer to the style made in Italy's Alto Adige region—more of a lighter wine. Fresh. Dances along the palate, with lovely mint and mulberry notes.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Attractive mouthfeel and balance; spicy red fruits; a hint of cedary oak, and supple tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005

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