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Mad Dog, Sangiovese, Barossa Valley 2012


  • Drink: 2016-2020
  • Grape Variety: Sangiovese

Mad Dog, Sangiovese 2012

Mad Dog sell most of the grapes they produce to premium winemakers in and around the Barossa Valley, which says a lot about the quality of their fruit. They always retain some to make their own wines, but production is limited to around 500 cases per annum. Their Sangiovese is definitely worth seeking out – it is certainly not the colour you associate with the Barossa, showing a subtle garnet hue rather than the brash purple of Barossa Shiraz. Aromas of peppery spice and stewed cherry fruit rise from the glass, quite seductive. On the palate there is a dense and very ripe baked strawberry character framed by cedar wood and spice. A perfumed finish of violets and cassis with a touch of garrigue herbs. Style wise, this is somewhere between Crianza Rioja and Chianti Classico.
Taster: James Button
Alc 14%

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