Smells peppery and spicy, with meat, brown sugar and red pencil eraser to boot. Very pretty, chewy red fruit on the midpalate, though it's still not at its peak. Finishes long, with chalky-woody tannins. Try after 2008.
Winemaker Roman Bratasuik calls Kangarilla “quite a warm spot,” and that character is evident in this wine’s dark blackberry and plum flavors, soft, open-knit texture and warmth on the finish. It’s a lush, sexy wine with tons of appeal in its youth—why wait?
With a bouquet reminiscent of plum pudding and dense, almost fudge-like flavors, this may be a slightly controversial wine. It’s full bodied and richly textured, with chocolate and plum flavors that linger a long time on the finish. Drink now–2012, perhaps longer. Imported by Wine Brokers Unlimited.
Depending on the vintage, any of Clarendon Hills’ Grenaches can excel. In 2008, Kangarilla offers a lovely texture somewhere between fine silt and silk. Brandied cherries give an impression of warmth, balanced by herbal nuances and reined in by that fine-grained texture. Drink now–2015.