Living Roots 2018 Yakka Bush Vintage Fortified Red (McLaren Vale)

This is a semisweet ruby fortified (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Tannat). It smells like an Amarone but less raisined, with big, slightly shriveled red-berry-fruit characters backed by mint, dark chocolate and peppery, oaky spice. The palate comes with more tangy red fruit and a muscular grip of tannins. They never quite gel with one another or with the alcohol and barrel influence. Nevertheless, this could be a tasty pairing with a slice of chocolate cake. Christina Pickard

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