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Friday, 28 June 2019

d'Arenberg The Cenosilicaphobic Cat Sagrantino Cinsualt 2012

Unsure what happened to this release, whether it was forgotten about, laying dormant for some time, or it actually is intended to be released as a 7 year old - rather unusual. 96% Sagrantino, 4% Cinsault.

Cherry, Plum, woody spice - almost exotic, with its fragrance lifting gently out of the glass. Drying, powdery tannin structure. Savoury, very little of the fruit presence, yet retaining the acidity. Remnants of oak linger, it's home for 24 months. It certainly needs some form of protein to lap up the gravelly tannins. 92

Tasted on: Monday 18th February, a Leaf day 
Source: Sample
Price: $29
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap 
Website: www.darenberg.com.au

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