2021 Domaine Clarendon Old Vines Grenache
Dense midnight black heart with a vibrant red to dark red hue. Sailing from the glass are freshly crushed raspberry and plum juice aromas followed by some liquorice, vanillin confectionary and faint traces of varnish. Rich, sweetly fruited raspberry and strawberry fruits are underscored by prickly acidity which imparts a gentle fruit tingle feel across the palate. Sturdy tannin structure with some liquorice and vanillin confectionary elements also present. Finishes tense and sharp.
Cellar 4-5 years.