Woodstock The OCTOgenarian McLaren Vale Grenache 2015
A dazzling McLaren Vale Grenache from very old vines (over 90 years old!) with 95 Halliday points!
Woodstock is home to some very old vines - their bush vine Grenache was planted in the 1930s; their Shiraz dates back to the 1900s. The resulting wines are deeply flavoured and lavishly complex. “Sourced from 90+yo vines grown in sandy soils. Dark garnet- red and concentrated looking. More savoury than sweet on both nose and palate - dry earth and brown spice, then layers of poached plum, mulberry preserve and cranberry sauce. Tannins are ne and smooth, and woven through an uncluttered palate. Maturation without barrels a master stroke ... 95pts” (Halliday).
||Red - Medium to full bodied
||31 December, 2026