Kirrihill Sangiovese 2012 (Clare Valley, SA)
14.9%, Screwcap, $28
One of the highlights of Kirrihill’s new Alternative range, and quite a contrast to the Nebbiolo.
What makes this work is the combination of exuberant berry juiciness with gravelly, proper Sangiovese tannins. The palate is just a little spirituous but it feels generous, varietal and rather full, a mid-weight red that packs a rich wallop before finishing dry.
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100
Would I buy it? A glass or two methinks.