A sub-$10 ripper! This wine is deep red in colour, with some purple hues. Ripe berry and plum fruit aromas with notes of spice and pepper dominate the nose. On the palate rich ripe black berries and plums precede fine soft smooth tannins and a good length of fruit. Some vanillin and toast characters provide a well balanced finish.
Awards and Accolades
Winsor Dobbin "You don't get much for a tenner nowadays. Maybe a sandwich and a pack of crisps at the localm or perhaps a glass of something pretty average at the bar. How the Angove family manage to put out a bottle of this drinkability at a bargain basement price is something of a mystery, but also something that wine drinkers on a tight budget should celebrate. This is the perfect midweek drink; a clean, bright and fresh fruit driver red from the Riverland with plenty of flavour. There's red and black fruits, hints of pepper and minimal oak influence. It would be terrific with a grilled sausage sandwich, a cheeseburger and chips, or a slice of piz.a At $20 you'd say it doesn't stand out from the crowd. But at $10 it's a ripper."
2015 Vintage: 89 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "This release is on song again. It’s a good drink; indeed arguably better than that. Cloves, woodsmoke, choc, some reductive characters, ample plum/black berried fruit, neither too dense nor too light. It won’t bowl anyone over but it will please just about everyone who drinks it. Texture is appealing too. Good shape. High value."
From the Winery
The grapes for this wine were sourced from the Angove family’s own vineyards and premium growers in the region. Spring rains allowed the vines to develop a healthy canopy, setting up the vintage. It was a relatively cool growing season, the exception being a short heatwave in February. The red varieties ripened in a slow and steady manner, allowing to the fruit to develop bright stable colour, a fine tannin structure and excellent varietal aromatic flavour. The resulting wines are deep in colour, rich and varietal.
The grapes were picked at night to make sure that they were as cool as possible. Crushed to modern rotary fermenters the grapes were then allowed to macerate for 2 days before inoculation and fermentation. Pressed off skins 7 days later and allowed to go through the second malolactic fermentation. The wine has then had minimal handling prior to filtration for bottling on the Angove Family Estate.
Angove Family Winemakers is a proud South Australian wine company with a rich history dating back to 1886 when Dr William Thomas Angove arrived in the fledgling settlement from Cornwall, England with his wife and young family to establish a medical practice.
Don't Pay: $13.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: South Australia
Winemaker: Tony Ingle
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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