Saturday, January 7, 2017

Head Old Vine Grenache

Producing a high quality straight varietal Grenache is no easy task. This grape variety has to ripen well. Then the alcohol level shoots up, the grapes can get very sweet or fruit turns dead. So how did Head do in this great vintage of 2012?

The 2012 Head Old Vine Grenache has overcome these initial challenges. This wine is savoury, not sweet, it is not alcoholic, and the fruit is lively. The flavours of the wine are a raspberry/blackberry mix. There is mocca as well. The wine is quite elegant, with a long finish, built on fine grained tannins. What is not to like? On the mid-palate, the mouthfeel is a little flat. However, overall a very enjoyable wine.

Score: 93/+++ 

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