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Twelftree Blewitt Springs Grenache 2010

Grenache from McLaren Vale, Australia
  • JH94
  • WS92
  • RP91
14.5% ABV
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3.5 2 Ratings
14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This inky dark wine offers a complex aroma of mint, smoke, plums, ginger and spice. The concentrated fruit flavors are focused and layered, with rounded tannins and plum, white pepper and spice on the finish.

Critical Acclaim

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JH 94
Australian Wine Companion
Some colour development, although bright and clear; from 57-year-old vines, one-third matured in four-year-old French oak, two-thirds in stainless steel barrels; 97 dozen made. A very elegant and truly refined grenache with red berry/cherry fruits, and a sprinkle of spice.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Firm, focused and deft in balance, letting its tarry blackberry and dried cherry flavors ride on refined tannins, with a welcome lift of acidity on the finish, which persists impressively. Best from 2013 through 2020. 200 cases imported.
RP 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Twelftree Blewitt Springs Grenache has pronounced kirsch, red currants and mulberry aromas with touches of orange rind and Indian spices. Full bodied, opulently fruited and spicy in the mouth, it has a medium level of silky tannins and nicely balanced acid, finishing long. Drink it now to 2018+.
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Twelftree

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Twelftree, McLaren Vale, Australia
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Twelftree Wines is an exclusive selection of wines handmade on a very small scale, using a blend of new and traditional techniques to maintain the purity of the Grenache grape variety and showcase regional characteristics. In 2010, acclaimed Australian winemaker Michael Twelftree was offered a small plot of 83 year old Grenache vines at the top of the Blewitt Springs range, in the hills above McLaren Vale. Excited and up for the challenge, Twelftree Wines was born. Unique wines such as a food friendly blend of Grenache and Mataro and a crisp Grenache Rose reflect Twelftree's natural style where everything is done slowly and by hand, from vine to bottle.

McLaren Vale

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Known for opulent red wines with intense power and concentration, McLaren Vale is home to perhaps the most “classic” style of Australian Shiraz. Vinified on its own or in Rhône blends with Grenache and Mourvèdre, these hot-climate wines are deeply colored and high in extract and alcohol, with signature hints of dark chocolate and licorice. Cabernet Sauvignon is also produced in a similar style, as are ripe, tropical-fruited Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Grenache

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Full-bodied but light in both color and tannin, Grenache loves the sun. It thrives in hot climates where it can easily achieve full ripeness. Grenache is best known in the Southern Rhône, where its plush texture and ample alcohol are tamed by savory Syrah and structured Mourvèdre, most notably in Côtes du Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Grenache originates in Spain, where it is known as Garnacha and is important throughout the country, particularly in Rioja, where it is blended with the more austere Tempranillo, and in Priorat in tandem with savory Cariñena (Carignan). It is also responsible for dry, fruity rosés in Navarra. In Sardinia, the variety is known as Cannonau and produces bold, rustic reds. In California, Grenache has achieved popularity both flying solo and playing a supporting role in Rhône-style blends.

In the Glass

In sufficiently warm conditions, Grenache produces smooth and generous wines that are loaded with red fruit flavors ranging from strawberry to cherry to dark berry. Richer examples can also show plum, chocolate, and licorice.

Perfect Pairings

Despite its bold flavors, Grenache has very mild-mannered tannins, which makes it eminently quaffable on its own, yet easy to match with food. With its uncomplicated, friendly nature, Grenache is the ultimate barbecue red, pairing happily with lamb loin chops or spicy Italian sausages. Unlike most other full-bodied reds, Grenache’s low tannin level ensures that it will not be fazed by a good chili kick.

Sommelier Secret

Sardinia’s Cannonau is often revered for its association with a long, healthy life. Residents of the Italian island often live well into their 90s and beyond, and they credit this antioxidant-rich wine—along with their healthy Mediterranean diet—for their impressive longevity.

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