One of the many labels in the d’Arry stable, this is the mid tier of the 4 straight Grenache, hero of the Vale.
d’Arenberg, The Derelict Vineyard, Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2013
A little darker than most from the region: Perfume of bike tyre, blueberry, cherry, raspberry, chalk and sweet but not sickly chocolaty oak. Lovely choc-nut flavours and mineral veins course through that dark plump fruit. There’s sandy tannins well supported by taut acidity. Still so very youthful and fresh. Plenty of yum factor.
Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg