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Cirillo Wines Old Vine 1850 Grenache

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Cirillo Wines Old Vine 1850 Grenache

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Angus Hughson (2007 Vintage) says
A little closed aromatically. A little warm, mid weight red fruit, supple and silky nice length. Excellent length, fine tannins, peacock tail emerges. Hard to rate at the moment.
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
A spicy, rather nutty and rustic grenache whose meaty, pruney aromas of redcurrants and cloves are lifted by scents of wild flowers and earthy notes, plus a lifted, varnishy aspect. The wine is leaner and thinner than previous releases, and does dry out from the back of the palate, leaving a lingering and slightly spiky presence of baked currants, prunes and cinnamon.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Elegant, distinctive and almost liqueur-like - this charming, shapely and rather savoury grenache presents an earthy and leathery expression of sweet plums, red berries and redcurrants lifted by nuances of briar, quince, fig and prune. Exceptionally floral and surprisingly elegant given its 15.5% alcohol, it's very fine and silky, finishing spicy and very slightly edgy. Rustic and meaty, It's anything but a standard Australian grenache.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
Angus Hughson (2006 Vintage) says
The 150 year old bush vines are a sight to behold. They're up to 6 feet tall and the same around, and the yields are tiny. It makes other Barossa boutique Grenaches seem mass produced by comparison. A wine that is incredibly concentrated with genuine old vine richness and intensity. Layers of sweet ripe cherry and raspberry give way to velvety, seamless acidity and creaminess and an extraordinarily long finish.
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A strongly varietal bouquet is followed by a palate that simply can't deal with the impact of the alcohol, breaking the fruit line into pieces.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Angus Hughson (2005 Vintage) says
Last year the 2004 Cirillo Grenache blew my socks off as the finest Australian Grenache I have had the pleasure to taste. Dense, yet with the beguiling Grenache perfume still intact, as found in the greatest wines of Chateauneuf- du-Pape. This really comes as no great surprise as the fruit is sourced from one of the oldest parcels of Grenache available, worldwide. But then along comes the 2005, a wine that like the great Chateauneufs from Chateau Rayas, seems more like Grand Cru Burgundy than Southern Rhone blend.
Angus Hughson (2004 Vintage) says
Brick rim, multi-layered and complex - coffee bean, dark fruit earth and spice. Dry, silky, very concentrated fruit finishing with spice, earth and some sweet fruit aromas. Fine tannins and at peak now.

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