A Grand Glazed Gustation of Glorious Grenache
A few years back Max Allen suggested Grenache might be our best warm climate variety, even more so than Shiraz. Arguably Grenache more faithfully expresses terroir than Shiraz, copes with less water and handles heat better, making it ideal for an industry coming to grips with climate change.
Handily, it also makes world class wines, especially out of McLaren Vale. To quote James Halliday “Grenache is McLaren Vale’s secret weapon – not merely Australia’s best, but every bit as good as that of the Rhone Valley.”
So here’s 3 exceptional Grenache from the McLaren Vale …
3 bottles Dandelion Faraway Tree Grenache 2020... The best Grenache Elena Brooks can make, off the Firehawk vineyard. From the winemaker who was runner up in the Halliday Grenache Challenge with her Heirloom Alcala 2019.
3 bottles Curtis Small Batch - 95 pointer off 120 year old vines.
1 bottle Curtis Limited - 96 pointer off 100 year old vines.
All up, $670 worth of magnificent Grenache for just $199