Small Batch Wines | 2010 Sagrantino
The Wine Front, 94 points, August 2013
Now we are cooking. Sagrantino is a fabulous variety and Oliver's Taranga in McLaren Vale is making some big strides with it.
Dark berries, rigid backbone of tannin, flush with fruit through the finish. Power and glory. Toasty oak completes the picture of power. Sweet-sour elements. Not one for those who don't enjoy a bit of grip in their wine. Very impressive. And it will age.
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100% McLaren Vale
Deep dark maroon.
A slate-like note to the nose, along with lifted florals, christmas cake, spice and ironstone characters.
Quite a different palate structure to the varieties we are used to in Australia, this Sagrantino has beautiful floral tannins, loads of savoury fruit and a fresh acid line. The richness of the tannins is what sets this variety apart. Best enjoyed over a s