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d’Arenberg The Cenosilicaphobic Cat 2007

It’s a blend of Sagrantino (91%) and Cinsaut (9%). Cenosilicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass and at present I’m suffering from inverse Cenosilicaphobia.

It’s all dried herbs, a touch of rubber and spice but also has jubey red fruit that’s reminiscent of Redskins, plus a bit of chocolate licorice bullet..and I’d say that just about covers it. Medium bodied with firm raspy tannins, fresh acidity and huge interest. The flavours are rustic and herbal – distinctly Italianate – but what a good grape this is, and clearly one with local potential. A quirky but thoroughly loveable wine. Hard to rate – the points include a bonus for charisma.

Tasted : Dec09
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $25
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2009 - 2014
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