Kit & Kaboodle
NV Aglianico / Shiraz / Cabernet Sauvignon / Mataro / Nebbiolo
Region: McLaren Vale / Langhorne Creek
You know how they say you can never have too much of a good thing? An unfortunate market mishap *slash* PETA petition in the making is the inspiration behind Alpha Box & Dice’s experimental masterpiece, where only the best players make it on the field – Kit & Kaboodle.
For Kit’s new incarnation, the AB&D dream team consists of Aglianico, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, all from McLaren Vale and Nebbiolo from the Adelaide Hills. This unlikely bunch of Euro brothers/cousins/neighbours/frenemies makes a delightful cacophony of flavours… think of it as the European Union blended into a bottle.
Like the European Union, there’s a lot going on here, with no two player drumming to the same beat. Old and new clash, ideologies merge and somewhere, somehow, there is a sense of order and consistency. There’s balance and order, yet no one can really explain how it came to be.
The oldest varieties have spent up to four years in oak, the newest of current 2017 vintage. They’ve all been vinified separately and brought together to create a blend that’s fruity-yet-dusty, ticking all the boxes of both a new and old wine in every sip.
Make no mistake, this is the ‘whole Kit & Kaboodle’. Give it your vote.
LOOKS LIKE… A cordial debate
FEELS LIKE… Winning the lottery
SOUNDS LIKE… Nine Inch Nails – Closer
SMELLS LIKE… Dust, sherbet, cassis
TASTES LIKE…Raspberries, beeswax, cloves