www.chapelhillwine.com.auNo longer under the ‘Il Vescovo’ label where I believe it used to reside, this Sangiovese now breaks cover as a stand alone member of the more full Chapel Hill range.
This 2012 is easily the best yet too, which is nice, the wine carried by juicy, berried and quite vibrant Sangio fruit on the nose and a deliberately fruit forward palate. It’s not an awfully serious and extractive style of red, but the flavours are all thoroughly representative, the oak a little sweet and caramelled but otherwise integrated and the tannins rather prominent and sandy.
Handy wine that looks rather varietal. Good.
Score: 17/20, 90/100
Would I buy it? A single glass or so would be fine.