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.
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.