Friday, 7 April 2017

d'Arenberg The Anthropocene Epoch Mencia 2016

And just when you think Chester has enough on his plate with The Cube soon to be opened, he releases his first Mencia - made from organic and biodynamic grapes too. And the name - another classic. Best you Google it.

Coming off young vines, that bit is telling. As the years go on I can see this wine becoming a bit of a crowd favourite. It's soft and so dangerously approachable. Dark cherry, charred meats and charcoal with tinned plum juice too. Aniseed crawls underneath as though to remain inconspicuous. Super smooth in the mouth with dusty like tannins to finish. A respectable first hit out.

Drink now to five years.

90/100

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $29
Source: Sample
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