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Cabernet Sauvignon October 24, 2018
2017 Mitolo Serpico Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Rating 
 
98

Made in the Amarone style with grapes picked at 13 Baume before being dried for 6 weeks under controlled temperature and humidity which resulted in bunches with 30% less weight and more concentrated sugars. The grapes were crushed and fermented, with the wine left on skins for three weeks prior to pressing to new french oak barrels.

A beautifully seductive and rich wine that sets itself apart from any other McLaren Vale Cabernet i have tried. The wine shows a classic vintage, vineyard and a winemaking team that are on their game. Amarone is a hard style to get right and to say they have pulled it off is an understatement.

The nose is a heady mix of aromatics that enjoys the consistent backdrop of cream and spice that comes from quality new french oak. Plum and blackberry fruits are ripe and present, but not as you have seen them before.. they are so seamlessly integrated. Tannins are supple yet earthen and provide a moresih nature without being obtrusive, dark berry fruits are wrapped in spice and have a savoury thread pulling everything together to finish.

An incredible wine.

When to Drink

Optimal Drinking
2018 - 2030
Date Reviewed
10 13, 2018

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