2012 McLaren Vale Grenache
Australia: McLaren Vale (South)
Today’s Imprimata Wines 2012 McLaren Vale Grenache is a fantastic offering from our new favorite Australian winemaker, Ben Glaetzer, who has turned out to be one of Australia’s rising star winemakers.
On opening, this wine may seem brash and somewhat overpowering, but let it breathe and it softens and the fruit flavors become more, well, fruity. Make no mistake, even after some extended decanting or vigorous swirling, this wine still packs a delicious wallop.
Enjoy this very highly recommended wine with something that matches its heartiness. Throw a thick cut steak on to the barbie, and enjoy!
A beautiful, almost midnight scarlet at its core, with just a touch of a lighter red ruby edge.
Big and bold, with smoky stewed plum, reduced blackberry, berry bramble, tobacco leaf, leather, all spice, black peppercorn, and clove.
Robust, lush, and concentrated, with a dark fruit compote of black cherry, plum, and boysenberry laid overtop hickory smoke, fresh cedarwood shavings, sweet tobacco leaf, cassis, coffee bean, and a touch of pomegranate black tea.
Powerful and super bold, this wine pops in your mouth and is not the bit reserved about it. On the finish, just a hint of pomegranate remains on the tip of the tongue.
A New York Strip, grilled to perfection, served with a teriyaki reduction and caramelized onions drizzled overtop.
What the Winery Says
- Ben Glaetzer
- 91 Points - Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- McLaren Vale, Australia
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Grenache