Hugh Hamilton The Mongrel Sangiovese Blend 750ml 2018
Awards: 91 Points Halliday Wine Companion
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia
Units Per Case: 12
Split stone, blood, iron, and masses of red cherries. Sweet tobacco and cotton candy. Further wafts of rose petals, bitumen, and ripe red apples. The fine texture gives length to an ever-present pulpy fruit. Drying, salivating, fruit filled melodrama that demands a pasta.
Sangiovese is enigmatic to the point of being problematic. It will not be pushed in a direction that it doesn’t want to go. These days I just try to help it along – if nothing else then this approach yields less grey hairs.