Vigna Cantina Negro Amaro 2012 (Barossa Valley, SA)
13.9%, Screwcap, $22
Sourced from the Koonunga dunes, this is a variety that many predict could have a future in South Australia. This particular wine isn’t there yet, the cinnamon spice and raspberry flavours light, confected and a little shapeless, the diffuse palate largely a sign of young vines rather than anything else.
Simple fruits, but not enough convincing varietal characters as yet to really impress. Fell apart in the glass too, another indicator of some young vine fruit.
Score: 15/20 84/100
Would I buy it? No.
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