Genista Duck, Duck, Cat Barossa Valley Grenache 2021


Easy drinking all the way with a flood of plum, dark cherries, anise and light spice saturating the tastebuds. There’s plenty of bounce here, both flavour-wise and in the lively purple-dark cherry bright colour. Barossa Valley Grenache has a reputation for living large, but these days there’s a finer expression being espoused, less oaky and dense, more medium-bodied and spicy. Duck, Duck Cat falls into the latter category and works the style nicely. It’s a fine follow-up to the 2020 DDC with the same degree of attention in bringing out the fruit’s delicious spice, tasty black and red fruits, chocolate with just a hint of varietal-led confection. This is a wine intended to be enjoyed now with oak nicely in balance and understated to the fruit.