Arlewood 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
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