Supple and slinky

Yalumba Vine Vale Grenache 2015, Barossa Valley, AUD $35

A new release from vines planted in 1949. It’s medium to full red in colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet is earthy and spicy with subtle foresty nuances. The texture is gorgeously supple and slinky, with almost lush fruit sweetness and soft tannins. It’s dangerously drinkable. (13.5 per cent alcohol; cork)

Score: 93 ★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: drink now to 12 years

Food: drink with steak and mushroom pie

Stockists: Yalumba Wines (AU & NZ); Parkhill Cellars, Melbourne – Vic; Camperdown Cellars Kingston Rd, Camperdown – NSW (AU)

Ranked #2 of 23 2015 Grenache from Barossa Valley

Price Benchmark: AUD $41.40 Avg 93pt 2015 Grenache tasted from Australia

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