2011 Epicurean Bistro Grenache
Australia: McLaren Vale (South)
Today’s Epicurean Wines 2011 Epicurean Bistro Grenache is a fantastic find that our tasting panel took great delight in reviewing for you.
This Aussie wine is lovely and complex on the nose with dark fruits that initially sit underneath the earthy elements of dried leaves, bramble, leather and dark spice. As you spin the wine in your glass, these aromas combine to create a wonderfully balanced and well-integrated aromatic treat.
On the palate, the wine presents plenty of food-positive attributes, making it a great wine to pair with a variety of food combinations, from casual bistro fare to more complex meat dishes. Enjoy this wine with something savory for optimal results.
Nearly translucent, beautiful crimson through and through, with a slightly hazy ruby red at the very edge of the glass.
Subtle and refined, with earth and fruit on near equal footing. Red fruit notes nudge up against sweet tobacco leaf, saddle leather, smoky cured meat, clove, and white pepper.
On the palate, a beautiful blend of terroir and fruit, with a touch of spice added to the mix. Fresh strawberry and raspberry are joined by notes of well aged leather, cedarwood cigar box, fresh forest floor, black pepper, anise, sage, and clove.
Long and lasting, the finish is highlighted by the delicate interplay of red fruit and well aged leather. At the very end, this wine leaves you with a note of pepper spice.
A lamb burger, spiced with rosemary, oregano, garlic, and feta.
What the Winery Says
- Stephen Pannell
- 90 Points - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- McClaren Vale, Australia
- Fruit Composition
- 100% Grenache