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d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache

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d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache

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Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
Firmish, balanced and likely to age well, with a sweetly ripened bouquet of red berries, blueberries and blood plums accentuated by sweet notes of red flowers and lavender. Supple and juicy, it’s genuinely ripe and deeply flavoured, with a complete length of fruit knit with fine, dusty and firmish tannins. It finishes with plenty of fruit and a fresh acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
The Custodian is a deeply coloured and forthright is supple, dense and full of flavour; tannins are rustic and charming. Plenty to get stuck into here.
Good Wine Guide 2013
92
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
This has always had a sweet floral note which varies from perfumed raspberry/roses to savoury black pepper with Turkish delight/fruitcake-like sweet fruit flavours.
Rob Geddes MW
89
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Underpinned by fine, almost fragile tannins, this long persistent and savoury grenache has a lingering presence of spicy fruit. Scented with ethereal, floral aromas of raspberries, red cherries, cloves and cinnamon, its long, silky-smooth palate finishes quite drying, with intense, vibrant berry fruit and a suggestion of currants.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
93
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
This legendary McLaren Vale winery has a long history of producing exceptional grenache; sometimes blended, sometimes as a solo effort. A pure, ripe and earthy style, deep dark fruits and a waft of spice-cupboard aromas. Intense red and dark berry fruit flavours, fine tannins that build richness and power through the finish. Old-school style with a contemporary twist - works like a charm.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Clear colour; fragrant red berry aromas; has good structure and intensity; red and black berry fruits, some spice and chocolate nuances and fine tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A vibrant, perfumed and fine-grained grenache that should ease back with more savouriness and complexity over time. Its floral, brambly aromas of blueberries, blackberries and redcurrants are backed by nutty, older oak with scents of cloves and cinnamon. Long and juicy, its ripe and generous palate reveals lingering bright fruit and a fine-grained smoothness finished by fresh, lively acids.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
90
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A spicy, floral perfume of blueberry confiture, rose petals, cherries and blackcurrants offers just a hint of confection. Smooth and tightly focused, its vibrant and juicy palate of intense black berry fruit is neatly framed by a supple grade of fine tannin, harmoniously finishing with length of fruit, refreshing acidity and brightness.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Grenache has a sweet floral note which varies from perfumed raspberry/roses to savoury black pepper with Turkish delight/fruitcake-like sweet fruit flavours.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Plush, luscious raspberry/blackberry fruit in archetypal varietal style; good weight, subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
93
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Three different wines, each labelled according to its individual soil type, were released in 2003.The score refers to the best of them, the 'Sand on Clay', a balanced, natural and measured rustic wine with firmness and a good future. Its spicy, earthy and slightly meaty aromas of currants, figs, blood plums and polished leather reveal nutty undertones of game and antique furniture. Firm and meaty, its drying and savoury palate marries spicy ripe fruit with light oak and fine tannins, finishing with a pleasing length of currant-like fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
90
Rob Geddes MW (2001 Vintage) says
Grenache has a sweet floral note which varies from perfumed raspberry/roses to savoury black pepper with Turkish delight/fruitcake-like sweet fruit flavours.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Developed red; interesting bottle developed characters ex Southern Rhone, tangy and savoury; fine tannins linger.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; an aromatic bouquet, quite scented, with cedar and spice, and typical slightly jammy varietal character. The palate has much more texture, structure and concentration than one normally finds with Grenache.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
89

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