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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