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Hardys Tintara Grenache

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Hardys Tintara Grenache

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Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2005 Vintage) says
We don't love the price, but the idea of showcasing the best of old-vine grenache is a grand one. Spicy, tarry, structured wine. Even as a four-year-old it needs more time in the bottle to flesh out and soften. It's matured in all-French oak - though none of it was new, and as a result there's no real oak flavour. This is a grownup style of wine, but it still has flavours of red and black cherries galore. We likey.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
Campbell Mattinson (2004 Vintage) says
This is the premium Tintara wine in the heavy etched bottle. When it was first launched in the mid to late 1990s it caused quite a stir, but the label has been deadly quiet in recent years. This 2004 is very solid. 2004 RELEASE Nicely structured, nicely focused, ripped with spice and sour cherry-like flavour and then long and juicy through the finish. Its savouriness is very attractive, as are its high notes of raspberry and roses. This could be gorgeous in five to seven years. DRINK 2009-2016.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Neatly encapsulates the difference between McLaren Vale and Barossa grenache; attractive, savoury, dark chocolate flavours surround the core of varietal juicy black fruit; has the structure Barossa often lacks.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
A fine, deeply flavoured, focused and savoury grenache with a briary, spicy bouquet of cranberries, redcurrants and red plums with slightly meaty undertones of blueberries and fennel. Smooth and supple, its moderately deep palate of meaty fruit is wrapped in fine, slightly bony tannins. It finishes with pleasing length of vibrant licorice-like fruit.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Complex licorice, spice, anise and game aromas; touches of regional dark chocolate; very good structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
Pungent, reductive and leathery charcuterie-like aromas of cured meats, spicy red plums, raspberries and blueberries, with a background of creamy oak. Presently closed and restrained, it's firm and fine-grained, offering sweet small berry fruits, choco-latey spiciness and a lingering nutty, savoury finish punctuated by pleasing acidity.It should flesh out nicely with time.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Strong purple-red; there is a cascade of rich, ripe fruit aromas ranging through raspberry, plum, black cherry and spice, with the French oak playing a subtle support role. The wine is satin-smooth on entry to the mouth, with the fruit flavours representing a continuum of the bouquet. Fine tannins and subtle oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; a rich, powerful bouquet with briary/earthy fruit which is not obviously grenache; a lusciously ripe and rich palate shows the slightly jammy raspberry varietal character coming through loud and clear; a seductively fleshy wine with wonderful side lights of spice and chocolate.
Australian Wine Companion 1998 1997

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