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Ourea Sagrantino - 2020

95 Points
Sagrantino will never be responsible for wines of any great finesse. Yet when handled well, as in its spiritual home of Montefalco, it can produce wines of power, breadth, uncanny freshness and ferocious tannins, implacable but for patience and the virtues of time. This variety bodes well for Australia, and for the changing climate. A fine example. Think sage, mint, thyme, rosemary, salami and desiccated black cherry strung across a ferrous carapace, devoid of sweetness.
Ned Goodwin MW, Wine Companion, August 2023

91 Points
The 2020 Ourea is a modern, ultra-ripe version of the variety boasting tarry, dried fruit aromas topped by dried herbs, peppery spice and charcuterie. It's forceful on the palate, with powerful, brooding dark fruits and firm acidity. The tannins provide and ultra-savory experience. It's a little wild right now and needs at least a couple of years to settle.
Angus Hughson, Vinous, February 2022

90 Points
Someone said to me once, "We make the only Sagrantino in Australia." I responded with a single raised eyebrow. I've tasted three today and have another to go. Go figure. So, this 2020 Ourea Sagrantino leads with classic black, black, black everything—fruit, spice, tannins and charry oak—but it doesn't feel overbid or overdone. Blackcurrant fruit on the mid-palate brings with it a raft of intriguing characters—black pudding with a squeeze of Ribena for the conclusion. 14.5% alcohol, sealed under screw cap.
Erin Larkin, Wine Advocate, September 2023

89 Points
Deep colour, still with a good tint of purple, the aromas inky and concentrated, dense and powerful as is the palate. Masses of drying tannins dominate the palate. A whopper which demands a rare steak. 
Huon Hooke, The Real Review, December 2022

Silver Medal
2022 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

Bronze Medal
2022 McLaren Vale Wine Show


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