Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache 12pk 2017
Wines of character made by a bunch of characters...The Dodgy Bros are all about small lot winemaking, with fruit from sites that show regional and sub regional characters. They make modern and serious expressions of McLaren Vale wines, but also like to have a good time and don’t take themselves too seriously.
Old vine grenache. Indeed 90 year old vines growing in the Clarendon sub-region. Only 100 dozen produced. Matured in old – 8-year-old – oak too.
McLaren Vale grenache is such a star nowadays. It’s more about finesse than power, though it doesn’t lack the latter. This is all red berries and anise, dry spices, orange peel and florals, though the combined effect is better than the individual parts. It’s a wine drawn with a fine tip, rather than with a broad brush. It presents quite beautifully.
Campbell Mattinson- Winefront