Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Alpha Box & Dice Apostle 2009

Justin Lane is doing some crazy arse things with McLaren Vale wines. He is taking the norm and blending it with something that is a little more European. Take this little number, for instance, as it has the flavours of your typical McLaren Vale wine with a structure to die for. Is he crazy? Well, no I think that due to his past he has the ability to think from a worldly experience and follow what he thinks is right. He has worked all over the globe setting up vineyards within a sustainable manner with varieties that suit the climate.

 Alpha Box & Dice Apostle 2009

Welcome to the usual suspects: dark licorice, raspberry jam and tar

Not the usual suspects: pomegranate, spice, blackberry compote and a tannin structure that leaves your mouth feeling dry and satisfied.

Length: Very good

Balance: Beautiful.

Alcohol: 14.1%
Price: $30
Rated: 88
Drink: Now - 2016

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