Saturday, 21 October 2017

d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2013


Grenache worth sinking your teeth into. Dense, pools of serenity engulf the mouth.
The back label says, "At a time when Grenache was considered unfashionable, Chester acquired many old bush vine, overgrown and abandoned vineyards." Grenache seems trendy again - one just took out the coveted Jimmy Watson Trophy for the first time - great to see. I love the variety.

What seems boundless raspberries dipped in chocolate, the fruit presses on through the mouth stealth like. Drying, it pushes through like a locomotive moving slowly gaining momentum. A zip of brightish acid sits up tall ensuring there is an insurance policy for aging. A few hours in the glass proved that.

Drink now or for the next decade.

91/100

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $29
Source: Sample
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