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Yalumba, Old Bush Vine Grenache, 2015, Barossa, South Australia

March 30, 2019

 

 

Yalumba, Old Bush Vine Grenache, 2015, Barossa, South Australia

 

www.auswineonline.co.uk - £15.99

 

Tasting date - 20/03/2019

 

 

Appearance - Pale ruby

 

Nose intensity - Medium plus

 

Primary aroma - Strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, slightly confected

 

Secondary aroma - (old oak in use)

 

Tertiary aroma - Hint of dried cranberry and raisin

 

 

Sweetness - Dry

 

Acidity - Medium 

 

Tannin and nature - Medium minus, ripe and soft  

 

Alcohol - High

 

Body - Full

 

 

Intensity - Pronounced

 

Primary flavours - Strawberry, raspberry, cranberry, confected, liquorice, white pepper

 

Secondary flavours - (old oak in use)

 

Tertiary flavours - Leather, raisin, dried cranberry

 

Finish - Long ( slightly burnt on the finish)

 

Quality - Very Good - slight bitterness which is unattractive

 

 

Tasting Logic

 

A pale red wine with red fruit could take you to many varieties but the medium level of acidity and high alcohol should point you to Grenache, the use of old oak or lightly toasted oak is becoming more important as producers are wanting the Grenache character to shine through. This is the sort of sample to be seen in tasting exams across all formats - try against a Priorat and a Chateauneuf-du-Pape to get a full feeling of what a Grenache flight would be like

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