Wine By KT 5452 Grenache Mataro, Clare Valley 2013 $25
This is a big, generously flavoured Clare red, with a bouquet of black fruits and licorice plus stony, earthy mineral overtones. There’s abundant extract and fleshy texture in the mouth, with lots of soft tannins. Lovely now and worth cellaring. (14 per cent alcohol; screw cap.)
Score: 94 ★★★★½ – view on huonhooke.com
Aging: Drink now to 18 years.
Food: Grilled lamb cutlets.
Stockists: Wine Republic, Fitzroy (Vic.); Five Way Cellars (NSW)
Ranked #1 of 41 2013 Grenache Blend tasted from South Australia