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.