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    d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2009
    Grenache - McLaren Vale, Australia

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    • ST90
    • RP90
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Grenache

    Other Info: Screw Cap Wines, Green Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 15%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 113798

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Bright red fruits, lavender, violets and spicy lift on the nose. The palate is full bodied and darker than previous years with a structural backbone of boney fruit tannin alongside plum, raspberry, mulberry and dark cherry with earth, smoked meats, dried herb and cinnamon. A serious and savory expression of Grenache that will age well.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This has a big grip of tannins, but the underlying blackberry, smoke and tar flavors have focus, power and depth. The tannins are daunting, as this is supposed to be a drink-me-now wine. Best after 2014.

    90 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Medium-deep garnet colored, the 2009 The Custodian Grenache offers a very spicy nose over notes of prunes, raspberry preserves and a whiff of sultanas. Medium to full-bodied, it offers plenty of spicy, warm berry flavors, velvety tannins and balancing acidity, finishing long. Drink it now to 2016+.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Deep, bright ruby. Aromas of raspberry liqueur, bitter chocolate and licorice. Sweet and plush but juicy, with supple texture to its flavors of cherry, red berries and candied rose. Creamy and open-knit, with very good immediate appeal. The sweet finish displays a lingering raspberry note.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Lee Calhoon (8/15/2012)
    I love this wine! I get a ton of raspberry and a tiny bit of spice.. exactly what is great about Grenache! It is super- well balanced and just yummy...
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    Robert Duffy (1/29/2013)
    Very drinkable, lots of berry flavor
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