d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2014

$17.99
$17.09

SKU 19108

750ml

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When Grenache is good you know it straight away. This Custodian shows its class from the very first glimpse of bright crimson in the glass. The nose is packed with enticing fresh red fruit characters of raspberry, cherry, and even pomegranate. This wine punches well above its price class with fresh fruit dominating. Let it sit and breath though and complex notes of sooty black earth, coal dust, and cracked fennel seed begin to reveal themselves. With time the palate also evolves from those initial fresh red fruit characters into a darker brooding blackberry and Kalamata olive skin spectrum. The wine maintains its focus and drive on a long lingering palate held poised by a tight rhubarb-like acid line. The fine line is further supported by structured powdery lively tannin. This is really good Grenache, from first sight to final sip.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Appellation McLaren Vale
Brand d'Arenberg
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
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Wine SpectatorTangy and juicy, delivering briar and forest floor notes to complement the dense blackberry and plum core, this strikes the right balance of generosity and concentration, with dried herb and spice notes lingering. Drink now through 2023. 600 cases imported.

MaryAnn Worobiec, December 15, 2017
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Wine AdvocateThe 2014 The Custodian Grenache has a pale to medium garnet-purple color and nose of baked red currants and raspberry preserves over sautéed herbs, black pepper and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with a chewy texture and predominately earth and herb-inspired flavors, it finishes just a little hard.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, August 31, 2017

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