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2014 Mr Riggs Montepulciano

Adelaide Hills, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$26. 99
$323.88 Dozen
Cellar: 2 - 3 Years (2018-2019)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

All of the Montepulciano fruit for this wine is sourced from the Amadio Kersbrook vineyard, between Kersbrook and Williamstown in the Adelaide Hills. Its location makes it considerably warmer and drier than other areas in the region, so the fruit ripens earlier, with much more tannin and lower acidity – all features that make it perfect as a serious dry red.

Superb depth of colour displaying an impenetrable black purple core with a very deep dark purple hue. Intense aromas of ripe dark cherries, liquorice and dark plum jump of the glass with a dried herb overlay and minty end notes. Rich and vibrant the palate features flavours of ripe dark cherries alongside a touch of liquorice and spearmint with trailing nuances of dried herbs and spice. A lick of bright acidity provides the freshness on the finish. Dry faintly chalky tannins will become fully integrated with time. Aftertaste of dark ripe cherries, a hint of liquorice, spearmint and spice.
Cellar 2-3 years
Alc 14%