Grenache

Small Batch Wines  |  2008 Grenache

Campbell Mattinson, The Big Red Wine Book 2010, 92 Points

 

The oak is heavy but the flesh is strong. This grenache from Oliver’s Taranga has a future ahead of it.

Vanilla and malt, with an added hit of spearmint. Give the wine time to breathe though and its persistence becomes more and more compelling, and it’s fleshy, fruity, grainy mid palate increasingly enjoyable. Fine-grained tannins nurse the wine along. I eventually came away impressed.

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Closure

Stelvin

Grape Variety

95% Grenache, %5 Shiraz

Growing Region

McLaren Vale - Estate Grown

Colour

Maroon with red tinges

Aroma

Rich red fruit lift - raspberry and spice. An earthy mineral quality.

Palate

Meduim bodied fresh ripe fruit characters, fine mineral acid and earthy tannin complexity. lovely oak integration.

Cellaring Potential

Drink now or over the next couple of years.

Maturation

Old French oak

Alcohol%/Vol

14%

Winemaker

Corrina Wright

Date Bottled

April 2010

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