An Australian sangiovese that works: Angullong Fossil Hill Sangiovese 2016

This is one of the better Australian sangioveses I’ve tasted to date. Perhaps more so than the so-called international varieties, there can be a tendency to evaluate Australian Italian varieties by their degree of correlation to the versions grown on Italian soil. This type of benchmarking is not necessarily a bad thing, but it does present as a challenge as there are dramatic differences in geography and climate to contend with. I felt this wine got it right. There are aromas of licorice and earth. It smells “correct”. The tannins are also right, with an earthy, savoury structure and good length. Rating: Good. Abv: 13.5%. Price: $26. Source: Sample.

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