Saltram Winemaker’s Selection Grenache 2019

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Another in the Winemaker’s Selection series, this one is a bit of a no-brainer. Old vine Grenache from the Barossa. The vineyard was planted around 1930 and the winemaker here is Shavaughn Wells.

The colour of this wine is an earthy red. Aromas of florals, strawberries, spices and red cherries are to the fore. Some warm earth notes emerge across the palate, weaving in and out of the floral characters. A hint of confectionery is evident, but it never veers into the heavy-handed. A wine of focus and reasonable length, there are fine tannins here. The structure ensures that there is balance plus gentle acidity and a minerality runs the length of the palate. Attractive now and over the next three to four years.

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