Nepenthe The Fugue 2002

Bordeaux Red Blends from South Australia, Australia

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Item No. 87147
  • red wine
  • RP89
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Winemaker's Notes

Cabernet sauvignon 55%; Merlot 41%; Cabernet Franc 4%

The main characters present are violets, red berries and earthy notes. The fruit is the dominant feature, with hints—the way it should be—of tar and coffee from the predominantly French oak in which the wines spent their adolescence. The palate is youthful and firm, with even tannins that start early and persist right through the lingering savoury finish. This evenness is something that we actively pursue, and which we associate with genuinely ripe cool-climate fruit.

We confidently predict that the wine will grow in complexity for five years or so—and hopefully then hold its line for a decade.

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Nepenthe: described by Homer in The Odyssey as an Egyptian herbal drink so powerful that it eases grief and banishes sorrow from the mind. Up here in the cool heights of the Adelaide Hills, Nepenthe produces some soul reposing potions of their own: uncompromising wines of outstanding quality and internationally recognised distinction. Wines that, strangely enough, have been...

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The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

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