Thursday, 25 April 2019

d’Arenberg Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2016


I didn't see the Derelict 2015 release so there's a gap in my previous notes. The '13 and '14 were solid wines. A good salute to the variety but man that finish is dry.

Raspberry rope, raspberries are flanked by earth and dried herbs. The fruit flushes out quicker than expected before a tsunami of dryness tears any moisture from the mouth. A puckering and sapping (perhaps too much so) finish, has dragged it back a couple of points.

Drink now to six years.

87/100

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $29
Source: Sample

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