Kangarilla Road Reds
Primitivo, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo combine to produce engaging aromatics of Eastern spices including cinnamon, cardamom and a hint of fresh vanilla which appear instantly in the glass. Followed quickly by the enticing flavours of red berry fruits, fresh sweet hay and forest floor together with subtle rose overtones. The wine itself is smooth, with a taste of gently poached red fruits and sweet spice. Dark prunes and a touch of anise linger mixed with fine slightly chalky tannins.
Sweet berry fruit entwines with the scent of all spice, a touch of orange oil and a slightly herbal pot pourri. The fruit on the palate is initially sweet with a slight dustiness to it. Dried apricots, craisins and dried nectarines take over carried by a mouth coating tannin structure. A fantastic wine with food.
The delightful fragrance of rich dark blackcurrant jelly entice you then subtle notes of dried herbs and citrus oil appear. Hints of the exotic aroma of a deeply fragrant tagine add intrigue. There is an almost creamy texture that carries sweet dark berry fruit with hints of marmalade. Cassis appears enrobed in a gossamer of 80% cocoa with glimpses of old slightly dusty cedary cigar boxes, the flavours linger combining with classic fine chalky tannins.
Intense herbal and floral elements reminiscent of wattle flowers dominate with nuances of perfumed blackcurrants. Multiple layers of blackcurrants have a slightly savoury intonation together with roasted ground eastern spices that elevate the wine beyond being merely a delicious fruit bomb to a grown up elegant McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Expensive and delicious expressions of fragrant spice celebrate the dark stylishly elegant Single Vineyard fruit. Dark berry conserve takes central stage on your palate and there are suggestions of a slight citrus note reminiscent of dehydrated blood oranges. There is seemingly endless dark velvety fruit entwined with spice which linger carried by elegant fine tannins.
Aromatically there are bright red berry fruit, especially raspberries and the sweet fragrance of dark red roses and an enticing mix of dried herbs. On the palate bright red berry fruit lead into darker more nuanced berries which finish with persistent dark toasted Eastern spices.
There is a central core of the scent of dense black berry fruits surrounded by hints of chocolate and delicious dark fudge. The palate initially is all about the rich dark black berry fruits and high cocoa chocolate and espresso. These flavours combine evocatively and are encouraged to linger by the fine fruit tannins.
A beautifully perfumed bouquet including freesias and tuber roses entwine with the alluring fragrance of dark ripe cherries with glimpses of exotic anise. The palate is a seamless and perfectly lineal expression of dark rich and expensive fruit with a lasting slightly chocolate finish.