This Dolcetto from the Unico Zelo winery is an absolute cracker.
The third incarnation of this wine from creative winemakers Brendan and Laura Carter is a blend of fruit from family-owned vineyards at Polish Hill River in the Clare Valley and Kersbrook in the Adelaide Hills. Naturally fermented with eight months in French oak barrels.
Dark garnet colours. Smells fresh and sweet but tastes dry,
Both the nose and palate offer up black plum, cherry jam, dried cranberry, cola and earthy mushroom nuances. A sprinkling of herbs and a hint of vanilla adds more intrigue and enjoyment.
The palate is round and concentrated, the structure superb.
Delicious, juicy fruit weight with refreshing acid and tannic grip makes for some remarkably easy drinking. Long fruity, herbal aftertaste.
Source: Retail. ABV: 13.8%. Closure: Cork. Price: $23.00. Rating: 93 Points.