2010 looks to be a stellar vintage for the red grape varieties.Â The fruit-set on Grenache was affected by a burst of heat in November but the good winter and spring rains stood the vines in good stead.Â An early start in mild ideal harvest weather has given us fully ripened and flavoured fruit.
A wonderfully rich style.Â Exotic, almost turkish delight aromatics leap from the glass.Â The Grenache (46%) shows its true colours in the perfume, and the Cabernet and Shiraz add texture to the palate whilst still allowing the wine to retain a lightness of touch for which the Rose of Virginia is known.Â A pinch of Pinot Meunier and Mataro add just the merest hint of spice.
Vivid crimson; fragrant spiced plum aromas lead into a palate stacked with fruit flavour without sacrificing finesse and focus; a simply delicious blend of Grenache/Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Petit Meunier/Mataro. Screwcap. 13% alc. Rating 95 points James Halliday
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