2022 Paralian Wines Marmont Vineyard Grenache
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2022 Paralian Wines Marmont Vineyard Grenache

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$44. 99
$539.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Stelvin

Deep dark red core with black shaded edges and a vibrant purple red hue. Sailing out of the glass are alluring red to dark raspberry, red liquorice and spicy cherry aromas which are married to earthy graphite, Mediterranean herb and pepper notes. Intense in its flavour yet relatively light on its feet the palate is awash with succulent red to dark raspberry, cherry and red liquorice fruits. Notions of crushed rock, infusions of fresh herbs and pepper lie underneath. Superb power with a muscular tannin structure and energetic acidity imparting some grip and crunch into the long juicy red fruited finish.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews…..
A 1960s planting on sand in Blewitt Springs. Lilac, juniper, orange peel, cranberry and that inimitable scent of sour cherry liqueur that often marks grenache from these parts. Lifted purple florals. Broad of spread and jittery of energy. Wonderful transparency, juxtaposed against a Mediterranean sweetness of fruit. A newly purchased old French vat is the magician's hat. Just a bit green, attesting to the whole clusters (20%) in the ferment. A little time will allow it to gel. Scored on the side of optimism. Drink by 2030.
95 Points
Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

Marmont Vineyard, planted 1960, using an old 2600L vat purchased from Tyrrells.
Dark raspberry, blue fruits, aniseed, plenty of sweet exotic spice, a dusting of cocoa, rosehip. It’s concentrated, rippling with shale-like tannin, juicy raspberry, cranberry crunch to acidity, and a long fresh finish, with plenty of tannin cleaning things up. Terrific wine. Drink 2024-2035.
96 Points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front