Kangarilla Road Reds
Dark richly perfumed cherries and intensely fragrant strawberry jelly greet you followed by the scent of perfumed dark roses with hints of tea and orange oil. The palate is spicy and reminiscent of chai tea. Evocative flavours of a rich tagine with expressions of orange oil and truffle notes all entwine with dark sweet berry fruit.
Aromas of Spicy black and red cherry compote. Cherries, raspberries and a dash of anise and cardamom combine on the palate. Fine chalky tannins complete this wine carrying an attractive hint of sweet earthiness.
Lifting from the glass is an intoxicatingly perfumed combination of dark fruit pastilles and blackberries with hints of menthol, spearmint leaves and tuber rose. On the palate there is a luxurious array of rich dark berry fruits combined with aromatic Cuban cigar and hints of menthol. Fruit tannins show their presence amidst flavours reminiscent of homemade nectarine jam.
Lovely aromas of blackcurrants, stewed rhubarb, hibiscus tea and wild brambles all entwined with exotic eastern spices. There are also pleasing glimpses of sweet dried raisins and some delicate violet notes. The palate is rich and luscious with dense mulberry flavours enhanced by mixed spices and pepperberries and these flavours last and last.
Irresistible blackcurrant jubes leap out of the glass and then the more nuanced fragrances of red roses, exotic sandalwood, dark chocolate and star anise. There is a big mouthful of black berries and dark cherries, suggestions of Black Forest cake, hints of menthol and a lingering finish carried by fine tannins of espresso coffee, cloves and cinnamon.
Intense black plum and spice with subtle floral notes and 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.
Dark brooding black fruits immediately greet your nose. Next the arrival of attractive perfumed floral notes reminiscent of bath salts and then the fruits return as delicious notes of blackberry conserve. The palate is divinely plush with a mixture of red and black berry fruits and again there are floral notes. The tannins are gently mouth coating giving added texture and the dense berry fruit favours linger on and on.
Velvety darkly perfumed with top notes of violets surrounded by deep red roses. There are hints of spice dominated by anise. Hidden amongst the floral notes is an aroma of Victoria sponge cake sandwiched with dark berry jam. Glimpses of fresh spruce are also evident. The palate is all enchanting dark velvet flavoured with mulberries. Thoughts go to a French Patisserie serving berry tarts with a restrained elegant sweetness. Ambrosial.
The nose is all embracing with smooth, mellifluous fruit encased in spicy dark chocolate. The inviting flavours elicit a feeling of a round fullness. The wine is dense, smooth and multi - faceted. Rich dark fruit is layered with complex fruit tannins that linger delivering only the best aspects of espresso coffee and high cocoa chocolate.