Friday, 22 June 2018

d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2015


d'Arenberg is great for a story. The history of The Custodian another example. During the vine pull scheme of the 80s, d'Arry Osborn refused to remove his old Grenache vineyards. Today, d'Arenberg is the keeper of one-third of McLaren Vale's old bush vine Grenache earning the title of 'Custodian'.

Red berries, pomegranate, dried red florals, whiffs of charcoal and grilled meats and puffs of earthiness the main players. Clove to taste along with tinges of blackberry and a rub of spice on a longish finish. A meaty density ensures this will add value to a barbecue or casserole dish to warm the soul. A good drink for the money.

Drink now to five years.

89/100

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $18
Source: Sample

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