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Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Cirillo 'The Vincent' Grenache 2015

Alright, I admit it, I've got a bit of a bone for 2015 Grenache. Admittedly the subset of those tasted is limited (think this, Whistler's 'Get in My Belly' and Yelland & Papps' Second Take). 

Those examples released as one year olds, unencumbered by oak, showing lighter hands on the tiller, truly living up to the mantra as the 'Pinot of the Barossa'. Oh, and did I mention this example is a mere 21 sheets?

Made from 80 year old vines, 'The Vincent' shows generous red berry, softer rose petal, suggestion of seasoning in the mix. 

More of the same on the palate - generous red fruit that flows energetically across the palate. Light, lithe and juicy.

Yes, clearly living up to the billing as 'Pinot of the Barossa': soft, generous - plenty of red fruit with savoury undertows of dried leaf, twigs and the like. Cracking. 92 

Tasted on: Sunday 14th August, a Leaf to Fruit day
Source: Retail
Price: $21
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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