Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Clare Valley
Alc/Vol: 14.5%, PH: 3.56, Acidity: 7g/L
18 Months In American Oak Hogsheads (100% New)
Balance and shape … classy and poised, YET Grange.
Familial flavours of a deconstructed Black Forest Cake/trifle – chocolate, custard, bright wild raspberry; redcurrant.
So many other less-obvious flavour ‘distractions’ - mushroom pâté/duxelles, replete with a beefy accompaniment. Notes of
sarsaparilla whirled into the mix.
Also, an assortment of fresh red and black liquorice – ‘straight out of the bag’.
A tactile overdose - omnipresent and even tannins. Mouthcoating - a confluence of tannin/acidity/oak/fruit – all joyously meshed together.
A convex mid-palate (dare it be said, ‘a strong core’ !) that generously supports upfront palate grip and a continuum of delight all the way to lengthy, lingering finish.
Truly ‘alive’, Upon sitting and with air, all transforms. A second revised tasting-note, however, can definitely wait. There will be ample opportunity over the next half-century!