Kirrihill Sangiovese 2012

There are a few plots now of sangiovese in the Clare Valley, and it was therefore of interest to see this wine.  The result was pretty good.  A medium intensity ruby in colour, the wine is quite youthful at this stage of its evolution, reminding almost of a barrel tasting, with aromatics of strawberry, cherry, game meats and a bit of spice and spike.  The palate sees high acid, tamed tannins that are still moreish, and fruit driven flavours of strawberry and cherry and a towards medium length finish.  I found this to be a pretty good sort of an effort, the wine being well made with the acid and tannins that can be hard to manage in sangiovese well handled, the alcohol perhaps a touch high but still in check, while giving enough cherry and strawberry fruit driven flavours and length to be of interest.  Good

Abv: 14.9%
Price: $28
Source: sample
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2013
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Clare Valley
November 2, 2013

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