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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Graciano 2014

Often used as a blending component alongside Tempranillo, increasingly Graciano is being seen as a varietal in its own regard. This example from Langhorne Creek shows floral top notes with a darker underbelly of ink, licorice, spice and a little beetroot earthiness.

Light-medium of body, it possesses an elegance, a slippery-glide-around-the-palate experience, like a teenager's first forays into kissing.

Sour cherry and victoria plum provide a restoration of normality after that. Effortless, fine tannins, flow and length. 92

Tasted on: Tuesday 14th July, a Root to Flower day
Source: Sample
Price: $30
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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