Oliver’s Taranga Grenache 2020
There’s plenty to love about this smashable Grenache from a region really championing the variety. Initially it’s all ripe black cherries and cacao nibs. A few minutes in the glass adds layers of star anise and cinnamon sticks. There’s also a really nostalgic cola icy pole note – that combination of exotic fruit and spicy earth.
It then moves into an abundance of mixed red berries on the palate with a hint of eucalypt and a whisper of fresh leather. The fruit richness carries the 14% alcohol seamlessly, backed by fine, ripe tannins, bright acidity and a supple body.