Tar & Roses Sangiovese 2016
Deliciously savoury, fruity and smoky, this is top shelf Australian Sangiovese. It’s bone dry with aromas of black liquorice and fennel introducing a palate that’s full of sweet cherries, pomegranate and bold tannins. It’s a red wine made for food and would partner especially well with barbecued lamb or pork fillet.
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The Wine Front – Medium weight. Red cherry-currants and spice. Touch of sarsaparilla. Leather and rose water. Restrained in fruit character, good savoury edge, flat sheets of chalky tannin. Good length. This is doing a lot of things really well, including being super drinkable. Structure, restraint, good vibes. Like. A good release and firm recommendation.
World Wine – The Tuscan grape sangiovese has moved from curiosity to mainstream over the past decade and is much loved by Australian drinkers keen for a savoury note to their red wines. This has earthy and herbal hints, dark fruit flavours and a stern tannin structure, opening up when given some air. The sweet black cherry fruit is aided and abetted by smoky oak that does not intrude. Very food friendly, this would work well in partnership with char-grilled lamb cutlets, or perhaps a veal schnitzel. Good work from veteran former Mitchelton winemaker Don Lewis and winemaking colleague Narelle King.
In a mixed or straight case: $23.74