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Alpha Box & Dice ‘Kit and Kaboodle’ 2014
McLaren Vale/Langhorne Creek $24.95 (489849) 14.0% alcohol
This unique red blend of 55% montepulciano/30% cabernet sauvignon/15% barbera offers up lively aromas of piquant spice and red cherry/berry fruit on the nose. A medium-bodied, bountiful wash of ripe briary berry is balanced nicely by the tang of passionfruit and red currant, bathing the palate, infusing the dry, lip-smacking finish. Pour with spaghetti Bolognese. (Vic Harradine)