Willunga 100 Grenache 2010

Posted: June 14, 2012 in Australia
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Willunga 100 Grenache 2010

Vintage: 2010

Style: Medium to full bodied red

Country: Australia

Region: McLaren Vale

 

Overview: It could be said that if Grenache was a person it would be a shy individual. It is known to lend courage from its two buddies Shiraz and Mourvedre to deliver flavour and personality. While Grenache does shine when these two friends are about it is a very versatile variety on its own. It can make a fruit driven rosé. It can make a soft, aromatic red and it can make a rich, full bodied red. The Willunga 100 Grenache is one of those rich, full bodied red, spicy and addictive.

Grenache, I have found, is a wine perfectly matched with exhaustion. After a long, busy, taxing day I stumbled home in need of a drink and with no beer in the fridge I pulled a bottle of this Grenache from my collection. This Grenache made me feel like Popeye slamming down a can of spinach. Its vibrant flavours and rich complexities had me refreshed and ready for action, for at least five minutes…        

 

Tasting note: A bouquet of cherries, strawberry and rich spice. The palate is chocolate like in its richness and velvety mouth-feel. Flavours of dark cherry and soft strawberry are complimented by chewy tannins. It lingers on the palate long after each sip.

Final Say: This wine is great value, sells for between $17 and $20 dollars. It’s incredibly addictive; I found myself just wanting more, I actually felt panicked when the possibility hit me that this vintage might be sold out and I wouldn’t be able to get anymore… I seriously considered calling in some favours.

 

Score: 18 out of 20 (90 out of 100)

 

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Jack Davis

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