Sunday, 22 December 2013

Yalumba Old Bush Vine Grenache 2012

I've said it before and I'll happily say it again. This wine is like the old boot. Ever reliable and it doesn't miss a beat.

Bright in the glass, white pepper and earthy spice come to the fore quickly. Nicely balanced throwing up some mouth warmth; the stuff you could snuggle up to in front of the fire. I got a sense though, perhaps something was being held back. Considering it has only been in the bottle a year, some more age may reveal this.

All that said, a solid drop yet to let me down. If you like Grenache you'll jump on board with this pretty quickly.

Who: Yalumba
What: Grenache (13.5% alc)
Where: Barossa Valley
When: 2012
How: $20

www.yalumba.com