Yalumba Single Site Grenache

From Yalumba’s 1889 planted Nursery Block, this was previously labelled Tricentenary Grenache. 2008 was characterised by the heatwave of 5-17 March, but harvested on 5 March, it captures wonderfully intense and ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit, without becoming too ripe or jammy. Instead, this is an alluringly savoury and textural grenache with lifted violet notes, black fruits, liquorice and tar depth and a lovely, finely textured tannin structure. $40 at Our Cellar.