Lienert Estate Barossa Valley Grenache 2021


James Lienert is proud to give us the wine word, “florality.” Thanks, James. I can only assume it came to him when tasting his ’21 Grenache. It has “florality” in spades with delicate, pretty florals of violet, juniper and anise. This wine is another Lienert speciality, a Barossa Grenache that eschews the old school confection-laced, generous local style, choosing instead to look to the grape’s attractive aromatics, red fruits as well as a world of spices and a solid core of fruit concentration that brings an almost nervous energy to the glass. Fine, sinewy tannins do the rest. A touch of class here, ageing potential, too. Interestingly, two Grenache clones out of the eight grown on the vineyard were chosen for the job, one that brings out florals, one that contributes a saline character. They do a nice job together.

Variety: Red Wine, Grenache