2016 Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Grenache

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A wine as emphatic as its label. Brilliant McLaren Vale Grenache.
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Exciting wine here, from the hands of winemaker Wes Pearson.

This is Grenache from a vineyard in the Clarendon sub-region of McLaren Vale. A vineyard that was planted 90 years ago. With a deft handling of this old vine fruit, Wes strikes that elusive balance between finesse and power effortlessly.

If you like Grenache while it's rippling with primary fruit, there is plenty of joy to be had here already. However, if you are looking for something that will look all the better in a few years time, this will equally fit the bill.

Another wine to add to McLaren Vale's impressive list of excellent Grenache with a well deserved 96 points from Jane Faulkner.

Grenache From 2 vineyards - Pappas Vineyard, Sellicks Foothills sub region, and Smart Vineyard (planted 1921), Clarendon. Both vineyards sit on Kurrajong geology, with the Clarendon vineyard on poorer, sandier soils than the Pappas vineyard. Both vineyards received similar treatments: crushed and destemmed, with a small percentage of whole berries remaining.

The wines spent 10 - 12 days on skins, with a max temp of 32 achieved before cooling. Gentle basket pressing post ferment to tank for settling for 3 days, then using gravity the wines were racked off solids and into very old French and American hogsheads, where they spent 12 months on fine lees. Wines were not filtered or fined.

Bottled on 21/6/17

Artwork by Saul Matthews.

96 Points - "The label is out-there - featuring a sketch of American actor/wrestler Mr T. behind the wheel of a convertible: it'll appeal to a certain demographic. The wine has much broader appeal - it's a beauty. A splash of mataro 8% and a drop of shiraz 1% add another layer of complexity to what is a subtle blend of florals, red fruits and licorice with fresh acidity. Very fine-grained tannins lead long onto the effortlessly smooth palate." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

93 Points - "Mint Pattie, raspberry, dusty spices, foresty and floral perfume. Medium bodied, lovely fleshiness and red fruit flavour mingling with almost sandy tannin and some savoury/umami stuff. Finish pushes out nicely with succulence of red fruit and tannin to clean it up. Keeps getting better in the glass: a good sign." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    4 years ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Delicious, new-wave grenache

    Beautiful, mid-weight wine that goes with almost anything. we had it one night with a mild curry, another night with roast chicken and equally delicious on both occasions.

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