Renegado, Old Vine, Grenache, South Australia, 2018
Warm plum and dark cherry skin aromas with a wall of fresh card packaging, yeasty meatiness, choc/raspberry bullets and a little olive compote. A leafy green tomato highlight pokes through to remind of grenache’s occasional herbaceous side. A young palate, stretched tight: almost too tight. Jangly, nervy, spiky red berry fruit with a towel flick of sandy tannins. Lingering herbal minty character gives a fresh finish. Nothing to think too much about and fine with grilled anything.