2016 Montepulciano d'Adelaide
Bright violet and rich red roll around the glass opaque, vibrant, and alive with aromas of beef stock and crushed mint. Hints of cinnamon spice right through a palate that graduates to both sweet tobacco and the cigar-box that held it; the finish lingers with vanilla straight from the pod. Only serious structure can contain this kitchen of flavour and it does so spectacularly. Firm where it should be, subtle when needed. Intense throughout.