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Ravishing rosso

Arlewood-La-Bratta-Rosso-2012Arlewood Estate La Bratta Rosso 2012, Margaret River, AUD $50

Blended from cabernet sauvignon, nebbiolo and shiraz with smatterings of merlot and petit verdot. Complex earthy, charcuterie, developing bouquet with ‘roasting pan’ aromas. A deliciously soft, mellow red with distinct merlot character and supple but drying tannins. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on HuonHooke.com

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: Drink now to 12 years.

Food: Veal saltimbocca.

Stockists: Arlewood Wines (AU & NZ); McCoppins, Fitzroy (Vic.); Amato’s, Leichhardt (NSW)

Ranked #4 of 24 2012 Red Blend tasted from Australia

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