An Australian Wine Blog

This Wine Blog

This Australian wine blog was formerly known as

I'm a wine drinker, and this blog is about wine, not just Australian wine.

If you wish to contact me, please do so here.
All content of this Australian Wine Blog © Stuart Robinson - The Vinsomniac. Powered by Blogger.

Friday 22 April 2011

Samuel's Gorge "Cadenzia" Grenache 2008

In a rather uneventful sales career sales post-university, one of the things instilled in me was that people buy from people.  Get your product right, build relationships, and by and large folks will buy from you.

So, I like the work of Justin McNamee, thus I bought this wine.  But it challenged me somewhat. On opening, the wine showed varietal McLaren Vale Grenache notes - a heady perfume, raspberry, jooby aromas, quince -  and on day two I was picking up some sea spray notes too.  Smooth on entry, good interest in the mouth, some rustic texture.

It was the warmth on the finish - a product of the 2008 vintage - dominating the palate that troubled me.  Though it did settle over the second day to deliver some cola, liquorice and mouth coating firm tannin.

Source: Retail, Stewart's Wine Co
Price: $35 (RRP)
Alcohol: 14.4%
Closure: Cork


Post a Comment