The Black Minnow 2014

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The Black Minnow 2014 2017-05-29T07:17:44+00:00

Sangiovese 74%, Cabernet Sauvignon 26% Sangiovese from the Lopresti family’s Home Block and Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from the Green Shed block.

Colour:  Medium deep ruby red with a crimson rim

 A complex array of lifted spicy dark cherry and herbal notes combined with darker fruits and savoury characters

Palate: Showing a generous entry of bright red fruits leading to an intense burst of deep vibrant dark cherry fruits with a touch of typical savouriness from the Sangiovese.  This leads to richer black fruit flavours on the mid-palate derived from the Cabernet component. The mid palate shows an intense vibrant array of complex berry flavours and allspice finishing with delightful fine tannin. This wine was matured in older French and American oak and will continue to drink well into 2020 and beyond.

Analysis:   13.0% Alc      pH 3.43      TA 6.0 g/l “Bright colour, deliciously juicy, with red cherry, sour cherry and a hint of cassis running the flavour flags. The tannins verge on silky. This is quite a wine at the price” 94 points James Halliday 2017 Wine Companion

Sold Out – new release in June 2017