Ventisquero Wine Estates, Obliqua, Apalta, 2018
(at Obliqua Tasting, 30 Jun 2021)
Drinking Window: 2021 - 2031
Made by Felipe Tosso and former Penfolds winemaker John Duval, this limited production wine is sourced from a small, 1.5ha block of 18-year-old Carmenere in Apalta. Black fruit aromas with savoury hints, spice, crushed raspberry and ripe black cherry. Fine, chalky tannins; lovely elegance. With time notes of spice, coffee and earthiness, unfurl over the core of fresh black fruit. Aged for 22 months: 70% in second-use 300-litre French oak and 30% in a French oak foudre, with a further year in bottle. Will benefit from decanting.