Saturday, April 04, 2009

2006 Slipstream GRENACHE (McLaren Vale, Australia))

A nice, relatively high-acid Grenache that needs significant air time to open up.

Dark ruby, not fully saturated color. Nose very tight at first, giving up nothing but tart acid and mineral scents, but after a hour of air time, loads of ripe yet tangy raspberry scents emerge. Same with the taste, which started out lean and unforgiving, but softened and fruit-ified as it sat. Lots of pungent minerals throughout. Would be very good with richly-sauced braised meats and bolognese ragu. 87. About $17 at Spec's on Smith.

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