Grenache

Small Batch Wines  |  2011 Grenache

Tasting Notes:

Vintage Notes:

2011 was an interesting vintage, one of the wettest on record-the all time wettest was 1974! The cooler year resulted in a slightly different style of Grenache for Oliver’s Taranga, bursting with aroma and character. We use old French oak only on our Grenache, letting the varietal characteristics stand out.

 

Reviews

  • James Halliday 2014

    89 pts

    Light red; creeps up on you…its varietal raspberry and red cherry fruit evident..

  • Closure

    Stelvin

    Grape Variety

    100% Grenache

    Growing Region

    McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Deep red.

    Aroma

    Pretty floral and forest floor notes abound. Cherry spice, cinnamon and nutmeg jump from the glass.

    Palate

    Medium bodied on the palate, the spiced cherry characters follow through. Adding to the complex palate are soft round tannins and a pleasing earthy character.

    Cellaring Potential

    Drink now

    Maturation

    Old French oak

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright

    Date Bottled

    June 2012

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