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Monday 30 September 2013

Chapel Hill Sangiovese 2012

Not a new release from McLaren Vale leading light, Chapel Hill. Rather, the Sangiovese has been moved from the Il Vescovo to the McLaren Vale range, possibility reflecting the varieties place in the regional fabric.

Needs a little air time to loosen and open up, give it a good decant for an hour or so to throw off the shackles. Then, true to its variety: cherry, a little dried herb and even some florals/ notes of violet in there.

Medium bodied with generous acidity, a little charry and meaty hint; some regional character too with a little mid-palate plumpness fluffing up the middle. Chewy tannin to finish - goes alright it does. 90

Tasted on: Saturday 28th September, a Flower Day
Source: Screwcap
Price: $25
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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