Moss Brothers Moses Rock Grenache 2020

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If Fidium is not my all-time fave name for a wine, I will confess that I rather like ‘Moses Rock’, especially knowing it was the name of a famous stallion which roamed the Margaret River region a century ago – legend suggests that the stallion was named after a popular surf break. 

Grenache is the flavour of the month in Australia at the moment and we are seeing more and more cracking examples, so any release, wanting to carve out its own niche, needs to make a statement. The grapes for this wine came from Geographe, to the north of the main Margaret River township and district. The wine is a pale crimson. At the moment, the nose is a little reticent. But the wine is nicely balanced and elegant. Spices, red fruits, fine silky tannins here. This is made with restraint and all the better for it. Some slight meaty notes and a touch of bergamot on the palate. Good acidity, line and length. A wine which flows well. Still youthful, this will be better in three to four years, although certainly enjoyable now. Another fine Grenache.

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