92 Point Tasting Panel - "From a recipe passed down from generations, this blend of 50% Shiraz, 30% Grenache, and 20% Petit Verdot is all at once spicy, juicy and rich. Meaty oxtail on the palate melds with dark cherry notes. Earthy sweet baking spices and rich, ripened black-fruited tobacco get all sinewy and sensuous to the finish."
Brooding deep indigo, this is Australian red wine at it's best; following the traditions of Australia's winemaking pioneers and mixing together grapes of different varieties across South Australia's most famous regions to produce a homogeneous blend. Spicy shiraz from Barossa and the Southern Flinders, juicy fruity Grenache from the best old vines in the Riverland, and dark, rich Petit Verdot from a selected grower on the sunny banks of the Murray River, combine in Dr. Angove's heady and delicious "Recipe."
The Angove family company, Angove's Pty. Ltd., ranks among Australia's largest privately owned wine companies and stands as one of the few with strong interests in distilling as well as grape growing and winemaking.
His early experimentation with vines, winemaking and distilling, led to the establishment of a proud family business. Dr. Angove's initial plantings at the township of Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide foothills were the forerunner of one of the largest vineyards in the southern hemisphere - the magnificent Nanya Vineyard at Renmark in South Australia's Murray Valley.
Since World War II, the company has steadily expanded its operations and structure. Their Renmark facility has grown to become a major winemaking and distilling enterprise, with storage capacity for more than15 million litres of wine and spirit. In 1947, Thomas William Carlyon Angove, grandson of the founder, took the helm as Managing Director, beginning a new era in development.
In 1983, the fourth generation of the family took control, when John Carlyon Angove succeeded his father as Managing Director of the company.