D'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2012

for Huon Hooke's August 4 Wine Guide.
for Huon Hooke's August 4 Wine Guide. 
Variety Grenache
RRP 18
Food match Steak and kidney pie.

D'Arenberg is a champion of grenache and this is great bargain: a solid, full-flavoured red with abundant character at a paltry price.

The bouquet is led by chocolate and vanilla with raspberry touches, joined by licorice on the palate. It has density and grip way above its station.

Screw cap; 14.6 per cent alcohol.

Ageing: Drink for 15 years.