2022 Heirloom Vineyards Alcala Grenache
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2022 Heirloom Vineyards Alcala Grenache

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$56. 99
$683.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Deep dark red black colour with a red purple tinged hue. Nosing offers up a dark raspberry, liquorice and dark cherry bouquet followed by hints of blueberry, vanillin spice and subtle earth. Delicious dark raspberry, dark cherry and liquorice fruits are delivered with terrific intensity over a back drop of dried herbs, scorched earth and spice. Succulently textured it has velvety tannins and finishes long, juicy and deeply fruited.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
McLaren Vale Shiraz has been a regular feature of our Best in Show and Platinum selections in recent years (as it is again this year), but this distinctive GI to the south of the Adelaide Hills is also celebrated for its astonishing patrimony of old-vine Grenache. Our judges pounced on this Grenache from the excellent 2022 vintage (dryer in McLaren Vale than elsewhere). A translucent black-purple in colour, this wine has beautiful aromas of sweet, beguiling fruits (strawberry and cherry) without any sticky jamminess; instead those fruits have a fresh, almost perfumed sheen. The wine is dark, vigorous and lively, despite its relatively low acidity; deftly extracted tannins and the innate vigour and tenacity of the fruits deliver that freshness. Fine raw materials and the best of contemporary Australian winemaking come together here.
97 Points
Best in Show – Decanter World Wine Awards