Kit & Kaboodle (Red)
2017 Montepulciano / Grenache / Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Langhorne Creek / McLaren Vale
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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 Montepulciano from Langhorne Creek and Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale. 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.
This Kit is 100% whole bunch fermentation, with the Grenache and Cab Sauv being treated to a year in old oak before being combined with the tank-fermented Monte. The result is a real mixed bag – combining bright fruits and earthy tones.
Make no mistake, this is the ‘whole Kit & Kaboodle’. Give it your vote.
LOOKS LIKE… Beetroot and cranberry juice.
SMELLS LIKE… Cherries, Grandma’s perfume, crushed herbs.
TASTES LIKE… Chocolate, coffee, cranberries.
DRINK WITH… Turkey, roast chicken, stir fry tofu.
CELLAR FOR… Up to two years.