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Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache

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Wirra Wirra The Absconder Grenache

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Mike Bennie (2012 Vintage) says
An epic grenache that shows the full layered complexity possible from the variety from a near 100 year old vineyard. Dense, with fine, tense tannins, potency of fruit character, great length of flavour. Excellent.
95
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This new top-flight grenache is vinified as a single parcel from 1920s vines and shows impressive depth and character. Aromas of musky fragrant strawberries and raspberry fruits, some plum and red liquorice, and fennel seeds too. The palate's deep-set tannins are fine and approachable, swirling through in a flurry of bright red-fruit flavours and finishing with gentle grip. Terrific, pure expression.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
94
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
McLaren Vale grenache is hot on the heels of shiraz and cabernet in the premium stakes. Its varietal hallmarks of lifted floral perfume, fresh raspberries, strawberries and soft milk chocolate are on form here.
WINE100 2012
93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Super-deluxe packaging for an icon wine made from one of the oldest blocks of Grenache in McLaren Vale, planted in the 1920s. This wine was open-fermented, hand-plunged and pressed in the ancient basket press at Wirra Wirra. The colour is bright, the flavours of the juicy red berries with excellent acidity and tannins, and the benison of 10 months in French oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
95

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