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2007 d'Arenberg Grenache "The Derelict Vineyard"

D'Arenberg 2007 Derelict Grenache

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Derelict Vineyard"

Wine Category: Grenache

Grape blend: 100% Grenache

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $29

Cases produced: 400

KWG Score: 92.4 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 17, 2010

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored wine is classis Aussie Grenache. It opens with a fragrant blackberry and black licorice bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic, and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe blackberry with notes of black currant and oak. There is also a hint of spice and anise mixed in for fun. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are dusty and show nice length. This Grenache would be a nice pairing with venison stew. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: A wine to watch evolving in your glass. Aromas of roasted meats, licorice, white pepper and sweet paprika emerge with maraschino cherries and blueberries. The palate is rich and soft, dominated by very pure, exotic, spiced red fruit and Turkish Delight notes. This is followed by savoury edges of herbs, bitter chocolate and earthy leather flavors that are long, juicy and balanced with fine, lacy acidity and ripe, slippery tannins. This is real Grenache, at its best.

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