While not quite in the same echelon as the Mataro, this Thorn-Clarke Single Vineyard Selection Grenache 2018 is handy drinking.
From the ‘Old Vine Block’ it’s all bright red raspberry Grenache fruit in a jubey, generous mode. Oak takes a back seat, it’s all juiciness with sandy tannins the style pure and vibrant. Maybe a little full on the finish (and warm) but a quintessential, simple varietal style.
Best drinking: now to ten years. 17.5/20, 91/100. 14.5%, $38. Thorn Clarke website. Would I buy it? A glass or two.
HELP KEEP THIS SITE FREE
Rather than using a paywall or bombarding you with ads I simply ask for a small contribution via the Paypal link below. Any amount welcome, it all helps keep this site free.
GET A $20 VOUCHER TO SPEND ON WINE
Now at The Wine Collective