Category: Grenache

  • Filón Real Garnacha, 2011

    Velvet.  Easy drinker.  Lovely violet, vanilla, black cherry.  A ludicrous 15 per cent alcohol but uber-palatable.  Very food friendly.  A touch over our price bracket but worth it.  The Spanish really now how to get things done.   Price: $24.99 at Everything Wine.   Market Liquidity: Like curling up beside a warm fire.

  • M Chapoutier “Beaurevoir” Tavel Rosé, 2012

    Summer.  Fresh fruit, new vegetables, BBQ.  Flowers in bloom.  It feels so good and you’re in such a good mood that every year (every year) when the sales clerk sells you on a sensational bottle of rosé you take the bait.  And every year it’s the same old same old; whites and reds are better.  […]

  • Langmeil Barossa Three Gardens Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre 2009

    Now this is how to blend.  This is artistry.  Open the spice cabinet.  Clove, cinnamon, plum, vanilla on the finish and long in what I can only describe as slightly unusual, not as smooth as the Robert Parker clones usually are, but just lovely.  We drank it with some extra old cheddar, not what would […]

  • Yalumba Barossa Bush Vine Grenache, 2008

    Punditry: Sambal spicey, Bobby Flay kick.  Not just pepper but spice cabinet dimensions.  Raspberry, plummy, jammy, luscious from the get go.  With food some of the fruit seemed like rhubarb, less lively, but still wonderful.  Absolutely lovely start to finish.  There is nothing not to like except, perhaps, what I thought was a rather shallow […]