Kangarilla Road Sangiovese 2012 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

Sourced from our neighbouring vineyard, nestled in the foothills of McLaren Vale, the fruit was picked early in mid-March due to the excellent vintage conditions of 2012. It was not difficult to make a good wine in 2012 and this wine shows the benefit of favourable conditions, with delicious red fruits and savouriness combining to produce a wine to savour and enjoy.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

2012 Kangarilla Road Sangiovese, McLaren Vale pushes the ripeness boundary with plenty of currant and dried fruit flavours, but retains tannin balance. Caillard found, “Attractive sweet dark cherry, praline and licorice aromas. Well-concentrated wine with deep, dark cherry, plum, mocha flavours. Fine, persistent chalky textures and underlying savoury notes. Finishes graphite/al-dente firm.” Oak adds hints of vanilla to the rich flavours. It’s ready for those who enjoy robust wines and will age well.

Rating 93 - Nick Bullied, Gourmet Traveller (APR/15)

Kangarilla Road wines are never light-on.

This is a chewy sangiovese with bold, sweet fruit running through its core. Boysenberry and redcurrant with splashes of fresh leather. In sangiovese terms it’s no shrinking violet. Robust is a good way to describe it. Rating 89 - Drink by 2019, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (SEP/2014).

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

Cherries, raspberries and a dash of anise and cardamom combine with a hint of earthiness and fine chalky tannins to produce a wine with beautiful balance and structure.

Food Matching

It can easily be enjoyed on its own with cheese or with family favourites like woodfire pizza, lasagna with chessy bechamel, bangers & mash or you can match with with something a tiny bit fancy veal ravioli, pumpkin and ricotta cannelloni or slow cooked Moroccan lamb.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - Australian Alternative Varieties

93 Points - Australian Gourmet Traveller - Nick Bullied

Grays Tasting Panel Review

Deep dark red colour, this is well balanced with a soft round juicy palate of dark cherry, spice and plum followed by just a touch of earthiness. Well suited to the Mediteranean climate of McLaren Vale. Pair with char grilled meats or mid-week pasta dishes. Ripe and delicious! – Penny, Gray's Wine Panel August 2015

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Vintage
2012
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Sangiovese
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Kangarilla Road winery is a partnership between Kevin and Helen O’Brien. While the wines show the generosity of the McLaren Vale region, they also have a unique Kangarilla Road style, the white wines fragrant and aromatic and the reds an elegant expression of their variety. The Kangarilla Road philosophy remains unchanged: “To produce wines that we enjoy drinking – wines that can be enjoyed with or without food and especially with friends.”

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