Rare fossil

Angullong Fossil Hill Sagrantino 2015, Orange, AUD $26

Sagrantino is rare in Australia; in Italy, it’s often very tannic. This is an excellent attempt, smelling of fresh flowers, including violets. The fragrant lift comes through on the palate, where it’s full-bodied and firmly chewy, the tannins demanding protein-rich food. A rare, distinctive, interesting red. (Screwcap)

Score: 92 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: best at one to 13 years

Food: drink with aged parmesan or cheddar

Stockists: Angullong Wines; Moncur Cellars – NSW; Rathdowne Cellars – Vic (AU)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *