d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard McLaren Vale Grenache 2018
A BIG yet elegant McLaren Vale Grenache
The palate is richly flavoured with a mix of ripe strawberry and cranberry coulee and turkish delight. Then you hit a wall of black fruits and jubes, dark sour cherries, and then vanilla bean note comes back at you. This is serious stuff as the acidity almost suffocates the ripe chunky tannins and the finish is dominated by a mix of raspberries, cranberry syrup flavours. For a big wine it is surprisingly quite elegant and refined and has a level of softness which Grenache , made in the right hands, is capable of.
||Red - Medium to full bodied
||31 December, 2026