2016 Yalumba Grenache Old Bush Vine

Year: 2016
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
Wine Spectator: 89
James Suckling: 90
Wine and Spirits: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
Price :
$14.95

"Elegant strawberry and rhubarb flavors have toasted herb, cumin and caraway notes, plus a touch of red licorice, on an open-knit frame, with tannins emerging on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 1,000 cases imported. -MW " (WS)

"A dusty and juicy wine with dried berry and strawberry character. Medium body, velvety tannins. Soft and delicious. Drink now. Screw cap." (JS)

"The Old Bush Vine range from Yalumba consistently turns out some of the greatest values from Australia, this latest grenache being one of them. It's clean and bright; one taster described the taste as "the perfect parallel to the flavor of raspberries." The structure is about floral delicacy rather than tannic power, a wine light enough to serve chilled. And it brings a range of different foods to mind as accompaniments, from chicken liver mousse to char-grilled sardines to a burger with tomatoes and pickled red onions." (Wine and Spirits)

Winery Notes:
Winemaker Notes:
Vibrant and elegant Grenache, the old bush vines really display their class in the 2016 vintage. The wine is fragrant, fresh and full of red cherries, raspberries and crunchy pomegranates. Savory characters evolve into spices and dried herbs. A concise yet fleshy palate with rich red fruits weaving through a juicy, mouth-watering mid palate, with elegant tannins and fresh acidity to finish. Drink now or cellar through to 2025.

Enjoy with charred mushroom and cashew pizza or a tea smoked duck with maple glaze.