Blood of Jupiter
2015 Sangiovese / Cabernet Sauvignon
Behold, Blood of Jupiter… One of Alpha Box & Dice’s most sought after and rare products that it has become as mythical, mighty and majestic as its namesake. While it hasn’t been quite one Jupiter year since it was last in circulation (which is 12 Earth years, by the way), for fans of our premium Super Tuscan, it sure feels like it.
It might not be a technical DOC wine classification, but the Super Tuscan is a sight to behold and a joy to taste. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon, making peace between the Italians and French. A traditionally fruity and earthy wine like Sangiovese meeting the bold and tannic density of Cabernet – the marriage creates a well-rounded, full-bodied and full-flavoured ensemble. By giving nearly 80% favouritism to the former, Winemaker Sam has created what he calls the “Manhattan of wines” – with flavours of Maraschino cherries, whiskey style oak, complex bitters, chewy tannins and black olives… and who hasn’t had a jolly time throwing back a few cocktails (or glasses of red for that matter)?
It would be rude not to drink directly from the cup of the king of gods.
LOOKS LIKE: Cranberry with a dash of bourbon.
SOUNDS LIKE: Fleetwood Mac – Seven Wonders
SMELLS LIKE: Cassis and rich earth, sour cherries, cranberries, bourbon and clove spice.
TASTES LIKE: The “Manhattan of wine”, Maraschino cherries, whiskey style oak, complex bitters, chewy cab tannins, black olives.
EAT WITH: Juicy rare steak.
CELLAR UNTIL: 2037