d’Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2013

d’Arenberg’s preservation of old bush vine grenache in McLaren Vale continues to mean, in my humble opinion, that their grenache based wines are a cut above most and represent terrific quality for their price.  The 2013 vintage of “The Custodian” is 100% grenache.  Its aromatics remind of redcurrant, spice, chocolate and game.  The palate is textured with fine grained and not insubstantial tannins considering it is a thin skinned variety.  Good length on the finish completes an attractive wine.

Rating: Good
Abv: 14.3%
Price: $18
Source: sample
Vendors and website: http://darenberg.com.au
Tasted: 2016

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