Old Vine Grenache.
Grenache from Australia can often be overly sweet with minimal structure, this on the other hand is a very different beast.
This is a very pleasing wine.
Immediately open for business.
Expressive, ripe nose.
Liquorice, chinotto, earthy nutmeg, this is a savoury wine with a dark chocolate finish.
Pomegranate like tannins.
Good grip in the mouth.
What to have with this? T-bone steaks marinated with smoked paprika. Yes please!
I have not come across an Australian Grenache this good at this price.
A good solid wine that is well worth the price of admission.
Approx $18 at Steves Fine Wine and Food
Tasted 3rd December 2012