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Thursday 10 October 2019

Pirate Cru Dante Gabriel Montelpulciano 2014

Montelpulciano is an expressive beast. This example, at five years of age, from the Barossa's Vine Vale sub-region is no exception. 

Plum, violets, hints of rose and black cherry; subtle it necessarily isn't, a full frontal aromatic assault from the get go, yet balance could well be one of its watchwords. The palate speaks of dark spice, backed up by black fruit and garrigue like herb. 

Even at five years it's still expressive, bright and vital. Acid and tannin still carrying an offering. This was paired with a fennel sausage ragu, more than equal to each other. 92

Tasted on: Sunday 15th September, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $27.95
Alcohol: 14.1%
Closure: Screwcap

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