d’Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2015

Thusly named as d’Arenberg look after nearly a third of all of McLaren Vale’s bush vine grenache, hence being “The Custodian.” Gets the house d’Arry French and American oak treatment.

d’Arenberg, The Custodian, Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2015

Custodian

Such a familiar embrace, the worn fluff of a favourite flannelette shirt. Sweet, sappy, resiny, choc sultanas and choc raspberry with purple boysenberry hit. Holds true to its previous tannin structure of gravelly, rumbly things. Hard to beat the value.

RRP: $18
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 17/20

Wine sample courtesy of d’Arenberg

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