Alkina Polygon No.3 Grenache 2019
Part of the Alkina Polygon series, which are their pinnacle wines drawn from tiny blocks, this one from only 200 vines. This is a beautifully stylish example of modern Barossa Grenache where complexity and detail are prized over raw power. Bright mid cherry red in colour, it is beautifully fragrant and draws you in quickly with its haunting aromas of mixed spice and charcuterie with an earthy, mineral quality with pretty reds fruits coming along for the ride. The palate is then quite understated, but with great drive and energy, delivering dark, savoury fruits with firmish but balanced tannins helping to support a lingering finish. It has not quite all come together and really probably needs at least a couple of years in bottle to really start hitting its straps.