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2010 Willunga 100 GrenacheGrenache / Garnacha from Australia

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"Juicy, easygoing red fruit with that McLaren Vale ripeness really shining through. Slight bitterness on the finish, and warm but not incongruous alcohol. Drink 2013 to 2015. (...

  • 95 James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
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95

"Bright deep crimson; dark and exotic on the bouquet, with liqueur soaked plums, clove and sage; the palate is warm and inviting, direct and expansive, showing the true class of grenache in McLaren Vale; moreover, the quality of the vintage shines through. Top gold Melbourne Wine Show '11." (07/12)

Product Description:

"Juicy, easygoing red fruit with that McLaren Vale ripeness really shining through. Slight bitterness on the finish, and warm but not incongruous alcohol. Drink 2013 to 2015. (RH)" 15.5 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages

Wine:
"This wine is lively and intense, displaying aromatics of strawberry, rhubarb, cherries and hints of vanilla bean and dried herbs. The palate demonstrates all the characters expected from a medium bodied Grenache: sandy, gritty tannin structure, lovely dryness on the finish coupled with balanced sweet strawberry compote fruit."

"Grenache is Willunga 100's flagship grape. It works so well in McLaren Vale. We source our fruit from 50 year old vines, located on sandy soils which give the wine a great depth of flavour and a supple yet grainy tannin structure." - Winery

Vinification:
"A combination of open fermenters and stainless steel pump-over tanks were used. Warm to hot fermentation temperatures, combined with regular pump-overs and plunging ensured optimum extraction, while maintaining the delicate aromatics of the Grenache grape. Timely pressing, only using the best press fractions ensured good quality of flavour and the favourable drying, sandy tannin structure. The wine is bottled under screwcap to maintain freshness and ensure longevity." - Winery

This was also rated 88 points by the International Wine Cellar and 87 points by Wine Spectator.

Product Detail

Item # 78696
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub-Region McLaren Vale
Ratings

95 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion

Vintage 2010
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha
Size 750 mL
Closure Screwtop
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit