Wine of the Week AU

Aphelion Rapture Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2017, McLaren Vale, AUD $60

This outstanding wine is a ‘best of vintage’ blend, 25% whole-bunch fermented. Delicious spice, plum, cherry to raspberry aromas, backed by a little toasty oak, remarkably complex for its tender age. Generous, rich, soft-tannin palate. A touch of opulence and marvellous texture. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.6%

Ageing: drink now to 14 years

Food: Hard cheeses such as Reggiano

Stockists: Aphelion Wines; Prince Wine Store – Vic; Five Way Cellars, Paddington – NSW (AU)

Ranked: #1 of 33 2017 Grenache blends from South Australia

Awarded: Top Rank

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