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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Lamb

The Story

A true individual showcasing the essence of Grenache. Hand picked from just 820 gnarly old Bush Vines planted in 1889, these wines have been in the ground for over 125 years. Their home is two acres of estate owned sandy soil over yellow-brown clay in the heart of the Barossa Valley. Year after year these veteran vines give up small quantities of exceptional grapes.

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Grenache still seems to be everybody’s poor cousin, but it really can make exceptional wine, especially if from the right sites, old vines (bush vines) and usually dry grown. Not every vintage suits it and, while 2011 was perhaps the ‘least’ vintage in recent history, it worked well for this variety. This is fragrant with strawberries and warm earth notes. Nice flick of acidity to carry it.

Score: 90/100

Best drinking: over the next half dozen years.

Alc:  13.2%

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Origin

Angaston, South Australia

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 Ken Gargett, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Tri-Centenary Barossa Grenache 2011  ( Yalumba Winery )

Grenache still seems to be everybody’s poor cousin, but it really can make exceptional wine, especially if from the right sites, old vines (bush vines) and usually dry grown. Not every vintage suits it and, while 2011 was perhaps the ‘least’ vintage in recent history, it worked well for this variety. This is fragrant with strawberries and warm earth notes. Nice flick of acidity to carry it.

Score: 90/100

Best drinking: over the next half dozen years.

Alc:  13.2%

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