The 2005 Custodian is vibrant with red cherry center and looks fabulous. Upon pouring, fragrant
Grenache notes of violets, ripe red-fruit jams, spice, strawberry, cranberry and mulberry
characters with flowery, earthy, liquorice, pot-pouri notes developing as the wine opens up.
The palate is medium bodied, fleshy with a concentrated array of red berries, dark sweet plums, strawberries and spicy softness. The wine is perfectly balanced between fruit weight, level of concentration, tannins and acidity as your mouth quickly salivates for a second helping. That's Grenache for you.
"Medium garnet colour. Opulent nose of warm raspberries, Chinese five spice and an earthy touch of forest floor. Concentrated flavours fill the palate balanced by medium+ acidity and a medium level of silky tannins. Quite rich and full bodied though well balanced. Long finish. Drink now – 2011." 92 Points