750 mL Bottle
"The 2011 Aglianico is vibrant, showing earthy cherry, aromatic spice and delicate perfume on the nose. The balanced, savoury palate shows subtle fruitcake spices, herbal notes and candied orange rind with a pleasant mouth - watering acidity and the fine, smooth, building tannins you would expect of the variety. An elegant and structured wine with excellent potential for long ageing." Winemaker's Note
“2011 Chalmers Heathcote Aglianico ($45) is a beauty: pinot-like delicate aromatics and red fruit, followed by nebbiolo-like savoury, lacy, tongue-hugging tannins” Max Allen, Week end Australian, 15th February 2014
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Chalmers Aglianico 2009
In southern Italy aglianico is hailed as the noblest of red varieties, colloquially referred to as the ‘Barolo of the south.’ In Australia it has proven to produce wines of finesse, structure and elegance in the most adverse of climatic conditions. At Chalmers the aglianico wines have always been considered top-tier reds within the range. To reflect that the latest planting has been established on the prized, top elevation, rocky site on the ridge of the Mt Camel Range at the Heathcote vineyard which is similar in characteristics to the variety’s native terroir.
The 2009 aglianico exhibits earthy cherry and vibrant raspberry with a delicate floral note. The balanced, savoury palate shows subtle fruitcake spice, herbal notes and orange rind with a pleasant mouth-watering acidity and the fine, smooth, building tannins you would expect of the variety. An elegant and structured wine displaying both finesse and power, as well as the potential for long ageing.
“Cedary, blueberry muffin smelling – interesting nose this – almost celery salt. Quite tangy in the mouth with a celery and orange peel edginess contrasting richer dried fruit flavours. Firm, dusty tannins and a citrusy tang to close make for a lipsmacking red.”
for 2005 Aglianico, Tim White, Melbourne Magazine
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