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Friday, 31 March 2017

Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera 2015

Barbera is an unusual one, finding it's home in Italy's Piedmont, it can also be found in pockets amongst a diverse range of Australian wine regions, from Queensland, through to Vic's King Valley and so on. This example from Orange in NSW sees 20% whole berries and 25% of the wine sees French oak. All up that says it should primarily be about fruit, little oak. It doesn't disappoint.

Bright, floral, woody hints sit underneath. Suggestion of sweeter spice in the mix. Nice balance. 

Med-full, of body soft and pillowy entry; tannin is fine -grained and powdery tannin, gentle acid - served this with a lamb shank ragu and it just lapped it up, the wine even lifting its game with the food. Cracking match IMO.

Reasonable length. As a stand-alone beverage I'm expecting more, with food (as served) it just lifted its game and i think it all the better for it 92/90 (with/out).

Tasted on: Tuesday 28th March, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $26
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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