Grenache of the South - Philip White

Heirloom Vineyards Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache 2016 $80: Chubby. Like puppyfat chub. No dimples, creases nor cellulite, but bouncy baby flesh. All the gels and lozenges: blackcurrant, raspberry, red currant.  Then it gets really inky and thoughtful and it’s certainly not Pinot but it’s probably nothing much like what most folks thought they should expect of Grenache, either. It’s a cracker.

first published on 22 June 2017.