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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Rusden Christine's Vineyard Grenache 2012

The block the fruit for this wine was drawn from is cited as winemaker Christian Canute's mother's favourite, it doesn't state whether she is Christine.

A polarising wine stylistically - a shake of the head from the individual I shared this with confirms this. Herbal, stalky, stems, tea, licorice root and a suggestion of some capsicum in the mix.

Medium bodied, light, delicate - amazingly so for a (barely) sub-15% Barossa Grenache. Herbal, an encore of licorice, chalky with puckering acid.

Fruit, spice, interest and intrigue - possibly a wine nerds wine. Polarising, yes, possibly for those - like the winemaker - that like to tread a different path. 92

Tasted on: Sunday 26th April, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 14.9%
Closure: Cork

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