|Zeppelin Grenache 2010|
Grenache Joy: Zeppelin Grenache 2010
Zeppelin Grenache 2010 (Barossa Valley, SA)
15%, Screwcap, $20
Easily my favourite wine of this Zeppelin lineup and again great drinking for the $15 it can be found for in retail land.
Sourced from an 60-80yr old vineyard between Greenock and Ebenezer, this – like the rest of the Zeppelin – is made in a ‘hands off’ fashion of open ferments and twice daily hand plunging
Caramel chews, red fruit and a little hessian old oak on the very savoury nose. Really quite composed for a ripe Barossan Grenache. Palate runs with bright red fruit, candied through the middle but not sweet, maybe a little desiccated (and the alcohol pokes into the finish) but the concentration and intensity of it all is really impressive. Rather tasty ripe red with a proper savoury authenticity to it. Yes.
Drink: Now – 2015+
Score: 17.5/20 91/100
Would I buy it? Probably not. But I’d drink a glass if handed to me.