Marco Cirillo is a Grenache specialist. This is no wonder, as he sits on this sandy plot of close to 170 year old Grenache bush vines in Vine Vale. The terroir is reflected in the 2012 Cirillo 1850 Grenache. There is a hint of raspberry fruit, but savoury notes dominate in this 7 year old wine. This is a fragrant, feminine wine. The texture is lush, but in a restraint sort of way. This wine is at peace with itself, and so was I as I was looking to a second glass of this harmonious wine.
This brand is my favorite Australian Shiraz and this tasting did nothing to change my mind.