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    d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2005
    Grenache - McLaren Vale, Australia


    • RP92
    • W&S91
    Price: $24.99
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    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine & Spirits

    Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

    Varietal: Grenache

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 93524

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Some years ago, Chester Osborn sought out additional super premium Grenache fruit from McLaren Vale to meet the high demand for d'Arenberg's Grenache-based wines. Many old vineyards showed promise, although the vineyards were neglected with weeds and native grass dominating the vines. The vines resembled Medusa's hair - wild, struggling and gnarled - and became the inspiration for this wine. Over the years, these vines have become tamed and rejuvenated with d'Arenberg's tender loving care.

    The 2005 Derelict Vineyard displays a distinct aroma of old vine characteristics. On the nose, earth, red berries, cherries, cranberries, plums and tarry leather notes are complemented by more exotic juicy characters of toasted fennel seed, allspice, pepper, and vanilla bean. The palate is rich with ripe cranberry, mulberry and Turkish delight balanced by a framework of lively tannins and elevated acidity. This wine is elegant with a wonderful softness, which is what Grenache is all about.

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