De Lisio Grenache 2004

De Lisio Grenache 2004
$54.99

SKU 31

750ml

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The palate is juicy and long and tastes superbly integrated and full bodied. There are plenty of bold Shiraz characters dominated by black fruits, satsuma plums, blueberry and licorice notes and a lovely level of juiciness and wild honey sweetness from the Viognier. A dried herbal edge of blackcurrant leaves is balanced with acidity and gritty, mineral-like tannins. The finish is long and pointed and would suggest this wine will greatly benefit with further bottle aging.
Category Wine
Varietal
Region Australia, South Australia, McLaren Vale
Brand De Lisio
Alcohol/vol 16.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2004 Grenache, cropped at 1.5 to 2 tons of fruit per acre, boasts a deep ruby color as well as a knock-out fragrance of raspberries, cherry jam, loamy soil, and a hint of spicy oak. Medium to full-bodied with fabulous concentration, an expansive, velvety texture, and extraordinary purity as well as precision, it is a blockbuster Grenache (among the finest I have ever tasted from Australia) to drink over the next 5-8 years.

Robert Parker, October 2005