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Monday 9 June 2014

BK Wines Sparks Grenache 2013

Scant information available on the production, other than 100% whole bunch. That much is apparent on introducing one's self to the wine, with stemmy/sappy elements immediately making themselves known. Background fruit in the mix, nested with a little spice and cherry bakewell character.

On entry, it's light and lithe before chalky tannin dominates. Drying the mouth out before moving to raspberry and a suggestion of darker, black fruit and a pop of cranberry acidity.

Intriguing tannin structure, dominating initially, subsiding with a little time - the wine was tasted over two days as per house rules - allowing fruit to express itself to a greater degree. It's an interesting approach to McLaren Vale, and Blewitt Springs Grenached, with the use of whole bunch overlaid on the light and elegant fruit present. 91+

Tasted on: Saturday 7th June, 
Source: Retail, Grand Central Cellars
Price: $50 ish
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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