An exploration of wine

822. Chapel Hill, Bush Vine Grenache McLaren Vale, 2011

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Book 5 Wine 822

£22; 14.5%

Very interesting to try a pure McLaren Vale Grenache – particularly as it was denser, and more tannicly structured than the Barossa – just like the equivalent Shirazes differed. A serious Grenache this. Mid-ruby with a medium rosy rim. Hints of dried fruit, caramel, vanilla. Candied / stewed plum and cherry fruit. Notable dark spice, liquorice and dried leather complexity. Dense, richly sweet dried cherry fruit, with leather overtones. Kirsch liqueur. Full bodied. Granitic minerality. Powerful, vanilla & spiced alcoholic finish.

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