Yalumba The Tri-Centenary Grenache 2008Barossa Valley, South Australia, AustraliaA very singular wine, hand-picked from a scant, 820, gnarly old grenache bush vines planted in 1889. Very savoury nose, with dried cherry, dried strawberry, black cherry, earthy mushroom and worn, aged leather over a gossamer whiff of light florals. The superbly finessed palate is bright and elegant, with layers of scented strawberry blossom, roses, dried herbs and pure, ripe cherry carried by smooth, elongated tannins. Seemingly feather light and concentrated at once, subtly focused and lingering. Current release, ready to drink now or tuck away for 5 plus years.Tasted: 10 June 2015Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Grenache Noir/Garnacha