Fletcher X12 Langhe Rosso, Piedmont 2012 $40-$45
This nebbiolo, cabernet sauvignon, merlot blend is produced by an Aussie living in Piedmont. It’s a seriously good red, with foresty and subtle berry aromas, richness and density in the mouth, lots of fruit and tannin. All components are beautifully melded. It finishes with authoritative grip. (14.5 per cent alcohol.) Ageing: Now to 12 years. Score: 91 – Huon’s Wine 360
Food: Beef casserole.
Stockists: Vaucluse Cellars, Sydney; Prince Wine Store, Sydney & Melbourne.