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D'Arenberg The Cenosilicaphobic Cat Sagrantino Cinsault 2011

£15.95 inc VAT per bottle
JIC Rating 8/10
Growing up, fourth generation winemaker, Chester Osborn, had a large ginger cat with blood shot eyes named Non Alcoholic Booze. In typical Australian fashion this was shortened to Booze after he was caught cleaning up a small red wine spill with his tongue. He developed quite a taste for red
after that, but was denied access to his new found love by the concerned Osborn family. Consequently Non Alcoholic Booze lived a frustrated life, because despite his nickname, he suffered a monumental case of Cenosilicaphobia (the fear of an empty glass).Patience is a virtue, plenty of which has been required waiting for the release of our second vintage of The Cenosilicaphobic Cat. The 2007 was met with rapturous support, the small volume selling out quickly. For those who have been anticipating the 2009, the wait has been worth it. Five and a half years of gentle nurturing has ensured that upon release this wine displays a raft of vibrant primary flavours suitably accompanied by more developed, complex characters.The nose is awash with punchy red currants and liquorice, supported by a whiff of leather and hint of dried prune and fig. The influence of the Cinsault on the final blend is evidenced through subtle lavender and spicy aromas.The palate is marked by an incredible line of acid and tannin, vibrant and grippy, akin to crunching into fresh pomegranate seeds. Quite linear in nature but with a moreish rhubarb like sweetness that endeavours to tame the graphite like astringency. This wine is unapologetically all about structure, exhibiting an abundance of tannin, but the tannins are so fine and layered that they leave your mouth watering and will have you going back for more.
MORELESS

£95.70 inc VAT

CASE SIZE: 6 BOTTLES
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QTY: 6 BOTTLES
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Wine info
Country:
Alcohol:
13.8%
Region:
Volume:
750 ml
Type:
Drink now?:
Drink Now - 2020
Winery:
Winemaker:
Chester d’Arenberg Osborn & Jack Walton
Grape:
Grape %:
90% Sagrantino, 10% Cinsault