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Monday, 22 August 2016

Rock of Wisdom Grenache 2014

A mere 852 bottles/ 71 dozen made - never let it be said that wine scribes/bloggers/pontificators are not in a privileged position.

Rock of Wisdom is Pete (former BD Viti at Torbreck, now grape whisperer at Unico Zelo) and Sofi (Pete's boss, consumer of booze).

A wine in the mould of the new Barossa, where Grenache is allowed to shine, free from the burdens of heavy oak: whole bunch, natural ferments, old French oak. The result: good berry driven aromatics, underlying savoury hints - there's whole bunch (30%), judiciously used to lend spice and savoury intent.

This immediately leads to the palate: it's smooth, rounded with elemental structure. It all resolves perfectly: body, structure/ fine grained tannin. Length is good: savoury, a little residual fruit sweetness - excellent balance. 92 

Tasted on: Saturday 20th August, a Flower to Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $28
Alcohol: 14.2%
Closure: Screwcap

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