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Friday 9 November 2012

Chapel Hill Bush Vine Grenache 2010

Sometimes it's easier to describe something by virtue of what it isn't, than what it is.  Too often Grenache in Australia can be a confected, sweet mass of raspberry jam.  This isn't like those Grenache.

Savoury and sweet edges.  Black and red fruits, some baked plum.  Old oak, spicy and earthen.  As Grenache should be.  Exhibits a depth, a brooding menace, coffee-edged with fine-grained, textured tannin.  The faint hint of warmth that reveal its 15%, a mere bump on an otherwise excellent road.  93 - Very Good

Tasted on: Thursday 8th April, a Fruit Day
Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 15%
Closure: Screwcap

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