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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

d'Arenberg Custodian Grenache 2012

I'd wager that the red wines within the 'd'Arenberg Originals' range have been a gateway range for many drinker, and still provide sound drinking today. Amazing that a sub-$20 wine is released as a 3 year old, good track record of providing cellar-worthy wines too.

Berry fruits, mulberry and plum skins - moves to woody hints, with deeper bass lines of earth and spice.

Smooth and silken entry, dark spice congregates on the mid-palate, providing a gateway to some chewy tannin. Earthen, leathery, perhaps some Sellick's fudge in the mix too.

Tannin becomes a touch gruffer toward the finish - again there's dark fruit and spice that see the wine to its conclusion. Good value here. 89

Tasted on: Saturday 7th March, a Fruit to Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $18
Alcohol: 14.6%
Closure: Screwcap

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