2021 Whistler Get in My Belly Grenache
Inclusive of 40% whole bunch fruit, this succulent Grenache was matured in French oak foudre and puncheons for 6 months. Deep dark red colour with black tinged edges and a bright purple red hue. Sailing out of the glass are exotic scents of dark raspberries, red plum and liquorice followed by a whiff of Turkish delight, fragrant herbs and spice. Possessing terrific intensity as well as richness the palate is engulfed with succulent dark raspberry, red cherry and liquorice fruits which overlay a confectionary and subtle dried herb back drop. Spicy finish with silky smooth tannins, bright acidity and a long seductive aftertaste that’s oozing with delicious dark fruits.
Drink over the next 3-4 years.
From a vineyard planted in 1976, near Lyndoch. Gets 40% whole bunch, aged in foudre and puncheons. New winemaker is Michael J. Corbett.
Plenty of spice, vermouth and Campari sort of things, floral, maraschino cherries, brine. Juicy cherry and boysenberry, dusty spicy feel to tannin, a smattering of amaro herbs, some cranberry crunch to acidity, but keeps that ripe cherry thing going, and the finish is pretty long with it. Pumice stone tannin to close. Lovely stuff. Young, yet offers complexity, and no shortage of drinking appeal. Drink 2021-2025.
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front