Purple Hands Old Vine Grenache 2019
There is no mistaking the Purple Hands wines – they are hedonistic rides with waves of generous and plush fruit that are built to please. From a vineyard planted back in 1961 this is a deeply coloured grenache instantly showcasing its fruit concentration. For grenache it is on the ripe side with layers of blueberry and dark cherry fruits supported by balanced oak leading on to a dry, full-bodied and fleshy palate initially exploding with jammy, tar and licorice but then moving more into the savoury spectrum with some attractive spice and tobacco complexity. It’s concentrated and long with supple tannins and will get plenty of grenache-lovers hearts pumping. This statement of a wine needs a Tomahawk steak to soak up all that Barossa goodness.