2022 Dune Cactus Canyon Grenache

An exceptional value, bright and juicy McLaren Vale Grenache.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The latest single-varietal wine from this energetic and evolving project that in a short period of time has helped the Lloyd brothers burst out of the shadow of their family estate Coriole.

2021 was the first time they released the Cactus Canyon Grenache, and this 2022 is a brilliant follow-up. It's a deliberately lighter style, picked early and with minimal oak influence.

It's a spicy, floral little number that really bursts out of the glass with gorgeously exotic Grenache aromas and a fresh and lively palate. Give it a light chill when the sun's out and you're in for a treat!

CACTUS CANYON Grenache is a bright juicy wine with great acidity and fresh flavours. We pick at a moderate Baume to highlight the aromatic intensity of grenache and explore the floral and spice spectrums of this variety.
We ferment in open fermenter with a soft extraction during its ten day ferment. We then press to a selection of 3-4 year old French hogsheads for the completion of malolactic fermentation and a further six month maturation before bottling.
A young wine into bottle, CACTUS CANYON has plenty of juicy red fruits but also some great fine tannin to add length and complexity. The nose shows classic aromas of lavender, pomegranate, white pepper and fragrant black tea. With a beautiful balance of fruit and spice aromas, the palate has fantastic mid-palate volume for a lighter bodied wine and is packed full of flavours of raspberry, spiced cherries and wild thyme. Importantly this grenache still has some structure and minerality with a very fine ripple of tannin giving length and a salivating moreish quality.

Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Blend: Grenache (100%)
ABV: 13.90%
Closure: 750ml
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Peter L.
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    8 months ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Amazing Blewitt Springs Grenache

    Opened this the other night and knew it was special straight away. Right up the savoury end of things though. Had the rest of it last night and wow - what a difference a day makes. It went from special to ridiculously good. Distinctive slightly spicy nose. Light to mid body. Alluring garnet colour. Light tannic finish. Does the best Grenache in Australia come from Blewitt Springs? Yes. Yes it does.

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    Trent s.
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    10 months ago
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    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Sharp bitter aftertaste

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Duncan and Peter Lloyd are the latest generation of Lloyds (of Coriole fame) to make wine in McLaren Vale.

Growing up immersed in the hotbed of food and wine culture that is McLaren Vale, the boys have now partnered up to start their own wine project with a stunning vineyard in Blewitt Springs as the centrepiece.

The grapes are farmed organically, the wines are made with a gentle touch, but rather than let the 'minimal intervention' philosophy hem them in with dogma, the boys are free to tinker and blend as they see fit.

These are fantastic, energetic wines that have set a cracking pace with only a few vintages under the brand's belt. Keep your eyes peeled for what's next for the brothers Lloyd.

Duncan and Peter Lloyd in the Dune vineyard - McLaren Vale, SA Dune

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