Alpha Box & Dice, Enigma, Barbera, McLaren Vale. 2016 [F8]
With the colour of arterial blood, the nose reveals wild berries, rhubarb and custard. The palate expresses varietal cherry-stone fruit with a gentle brick-like texture.
Riddle me this... What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time and space, the beginning of every end and the end of every race? It’s “E” of course. The AB&D Enigma is a puzzle well worth solving, as a puzzle has many sides, only some visible at first, but the deeper you dig the more is revealed. Barbera is the grape variety here - thought to have originated in the hills of Piemonte, it’s high in acid, low in tannin, tricky in the vineyard, tricky in the winery, but by the beard of Zeus does it ever shape-shift into a soifalicious drink in the glass when all the panels of the vinous Rubik’s Cube align. Barbera you saucy, puzzling little minx.
This wine is suitable for consumption by Vegetarians and Vegans.