Gotham Old Vine Reserve Grenache 2007

Grenache from Barossa Valley, Australia

$30.00 $15.99
Save $14.01
Item No. 119198
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 16.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

This single vineyard Grenache from a block in the Light Pass sub-region of the Barossa was planted in the late 19th Century. The wine has been aged for 24 months in one year old French Oak to allow softening and maturation without imparting too much oak flavor. This Grenache has ample fruit weight with big chewy tannins and a palate loaded with spice and herbs. A wonderful finish comes with excellent grip and mouth pucker from the tannins. Great balance and elegance.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2007 Old Vine Grenache was sourced from wines ranging in age from 80-130 years. Dark ruby-colored, it gives up a spicy perfume of cherry, garrigue, and underbrush. Smooth-textured and full-bodied, It has plenty of savory fruit, good depth, and a lengthy finish. Drink it over the next 5-7 years."
90 Points

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Style: Big & Bold
Needs to breathe for several hours. Out of the bottle it exhibits a straight alcohol nose.
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Way too much alcohol for my taste. Color seemed a bit off, and the fruit never developed to compete with the alcohol. Perhaps a bad bottle? I'm hoping the next bottle is better.
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Learn About Gotham

Gotham is a new project by Bruce Clugston, a veteran in the Australian wine industry. In 2004 Bruce and his wife, Fiona White Bruce, visited New York City and had such a great time that they decided to use New York's nickname as Gotham City as part of their wine label. Bruce draws on 30 years of experience in the wine industry and long held desire as a former wine retailer to...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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