Small Batch Wines | 2008 Grenache
QWine, October 2011
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2011
Oliver's Taranga Cadenzia Grenache 2008
This Grenache from McLaren Vale is a beauty.
Deep crimson and deep maroon in appearance, the first whiff hit me with some oak and then raspberries and spice. Some sweetness came into play too.
A lovely mouth feel and my suspicion was correct after checking the website. There is 5% of Shiraz sitting in there. The palate did seem a little fleshier than expected and not that this is a bad thing. That little shiraz hit adds that smidge of grunt factor - and I loved it!
The raspberries and spice follow through to the palate from the nose. The spice in this Grenache was a winner and leaves you longing for more. Super long finish ensures you have plenty to think about with fine smooth tannins. And that spice, hmmm, give me another top up please!
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95% Grenache, %5 Shiraz
McLaren Vale - Estate Grown
Maroon with red tinges
Rich red fruit lift - raspberry and spice. An earthy mineral quality.
Meduim bodied fresh ripe fruit characters, fine mineral acid and earthy tannin complexity. lovely oak integration.
Drink now or over the next couple of years.
Old French oak