Thursday, 12 September 2013

Cirillo Estate Wines "The Vincent" Grenache 2011

Coming from 80 year old Barossa vines, this is a very decent single vineyard drop.

An alluring nose of roses, cranberry and raspberry. There is a jam scroll sweetness to it initially and gentle oak gives the fruit a little cuddle.

First up I did think the wine was light and uneventful but within half an hour to an hour it hit its straps. How wrong was I. Pepperiness, layers of spice and red earth. I was impressed with how well it came together with a breath of air thrown into it.

Super length which was soft and moreish.

A top deal for the money and it is available through a discount chain outlet for around $20.

Never had a Grenache? This is a handy place to start.

Who: Cirillo Estate Wines
What: Grenache (13.5% alc)
Where: Barossa
When: 2011
How: $22