Lethbridge Primarone 2017: Review
Special wine for a special occassion. Only 304 bottles made of Lethbridge Primarone 2017. As the name suggests Lethbridge have taken primitivo grapes and used techniques associated with Italy’s Amarone wines, by drying the grapes out on racks before beginning the winemaking process. The results are stunning. This is marvellous full bodied red wine that drinks well now and has a lots of ageing potential. As a result of the drying out of the grapes there is fantastic concentration of rich and complex flavours. Because of the concentration on flavour there is a strong and beautiful nose on this – initially of blackberry. This is reflected on the palate along with black plum, liquorice, stewed fruit flavours, and some earthy, savoury notes.
This is special occasion winner and a collectors wine. At AUD 90 it isn’t cheap. Far from it. But it is worth it. You can spend a lot more on a status symbol wine, or buy French and Italian and get a whole lot less.
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