This one has some bling in the cupboard with a Gold medal and the Trophy for the Best Italian Red and also brought home the Trophy for Champion Wine of Show at the 2021 Italian Alternative Varieties Wine Show. Bravo!
Serafino, Bellissimo, Sangiovese, McLaren Vale, 2021
Dark garnet ruby with a bright rim. Steeping Morello cherries, light vanilla bean, warm coffee pot, toasted cinnamon, purple flowers, blueberry skin, petrichor and a suggestion of licorice. Engagingly balanced: Dark cherry fruit with precise amount of oak to encourage not dominate. Tannins are superbly meshed and the finish is juicy and long. A surprise packet
Rating: 18.75/20 (95/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Serafino Wines