Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Cirillo 1850 Old Vine Grenache 2012
I've had a few chats with winemaker Marco Cirillo of late, and its clear that he's not a hipster and is more than comfortable plying his trade old school style.
From the oldest Grenache vines on the planet, this sees 24 months in seasoned oak.
This is a wine you could sit on and ponder for some time. So expressive aromatically, each whiff brings a new prize. Think meat board, char, delicate red fruits, soft pepper, thyme and faint hints of mint. The mouth is filled with ease and that savoury appeal prominent on the nose kicks on beautifully to the mouth. Delicate and super smooth, you get a sense it laps at your feet effortlessly. Fine tannins stick and linger long urging another sip, and for that, I may just do so. And then again.
Drink now to a decade+
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