Last night I headed to the Dead Rabbit in New York's Financial District with the one and only TheFabulousReport.com, to learn more about Hopes End, a recently launched red blend from one of Australia's oldest wine dynasties The Angoves.
Hopes End is inspired by the true story of thousands of 19th Century immigrants, who set off for the promised land of Australia only to arrive at Port Misery in South Australia--a dark swamp-like place with low morals and high crime. If hope had brought them here to this dismal place, then surely this was Hope's End. And so it was named.
Among these original settlers was a doctor by the name of Dr. William T. Angove, who believed in making a new tonic for his patients. That tonic we now commonly call, wine. With this revolutionary (and quite popular) concept, hope turned into promise and the legacy of Angoves wine was born.
The latest edition to the Angoves legacy, Hopes End, showcases a sophisticated blend that is sure to convert even the most reluctant red wine drinker. The unique blends of Shiraz, Grenache, Malbec and Petit Verdot pair perfectly with everything from the Dead Rabbit's Truffle Fries (which I could not get enough of!) to the delicious charcuterie plate on offer. It's a blend that's aimed at a younger market that appreciates good quality wine at an affordable price point.
"Some of the most legendary wines from South Australia have been blends of varieties and regions," says fifth generation family member Richard Angove. "We wanted to go back to these ideals, and bring it into the present, defying convention by crafting something dark and brooding. We reckon we cracked it."
Indeed, Hopes End is a palatable, smooth wine that delivers incredible value. Laced with new American oak, "it begins in HOPE, with the bright sunlight of our hot South Australian summers and the purity of our vines and grapes. It ends with the darkness and depth of our ripe red fruit and our deliciously indulgent taste. Notes of forest fruit jam, vanilla with subtle oak, a hint of chocolate and a velvety, smooth finish."
Hopes End Red Blend is available on shelves nationwide at a suggested retail price of $11.99 and is available in 750ml bottles. Get it while it lasts. HopesEndWine.com
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