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Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2012

Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache 2012
  • Type - Red
  • Variety - Grenache
  • Winery - Wirra Wirra
  • Region - McLaren Vale
  • Price Range - $50 - $100
  • RRP - $70

Is that $70 for a McLaren Vale grenache? It may seem excessive at first but this is no ordinary wine. It's a superb example of just how great South Australian grenache can be. Made from very old vines, it has a profound yet elegant nose combining aromas of plums, crushed berries, flowers, sweet spices and Southern Vales earth in perfect harmony. The palate is a seamless, silky progression of deliciously complex flavours, finishing in a lingering, fragrant aftertaste, supported by superfine ripe tannins. An Australian classic. (Screw cap; 14.5 per cent alcohol.)

Value Good

Ageing?
Drink over 10 years plus.

Food ideas Pot-roasted shoulder of lamb; confit duck.

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