Blood of Jupiter
2016 Sangiovese / Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Adelaide Hills / McLaren Vale
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 93% 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… Liquid bricks.
SMELLS LIKE… Blackcurrants, cloves and spice.
TASTES LIKE… Gentle, supple tannins, a delicate curvy body and a lively acid.
DRINK WITH… Porchetta, Bistecca, veal, venison, mushroom risotto and roast vegetables.
CELLAR UNTIL… Up to 10 years.