Saturday, 20 December 2014

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards Sagrantino 2011

Twenty eleven was a very cool and wet year so I wouldn't have expected a Sagrantino to have been produced as the variety is very late in ripening. This wine is made with fruit character in mind as the juice does not spend much time in contact with the skins. Once the fruit is pressed off it is transferred to old French oak and after about 2 years in barrel the wine is bottled.

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards Sagrantino 2011

My first word on my notes says perfumed and I can see why. The wine is very pretty and perky with light to medium bodied notes of dried roses, raspberries, light cherries, dried herbs and cracked pepper. The tannins are not prominent and seem fully ripe and round which makes this easy to drink now.  This wine is brilliant for an entry into the Sagrantino world.

Alcohol: 14.5%
Price: $40
Rated: 88
Drink: Now - 2021


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