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WTN: Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2004

by Bruce Hayes » Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:21 pm

From the Barossa Valley.

Very dark purple in the glass.

A rather restrained nose, that still revealed cherry, spices and smoke.

Heavy and thick in the mouth, black cherry, red licorice, spicy and sort of a cherry cough drop-syrup flavour that I have always associated with Grenache.

A little rough on the end, with some heat, from, I assume, the 14.5 per cent alcohol.
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Re: WTN: Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2004

by Otto » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:55 pm

Bruce Hayes wrote:From the Barossa Valley.

Very dark purple in the glass.

A rather restrained nose, that still revealed cherry, spices and smoke.

Heavy and thick in the mouth, black cherry, red licorice, spicy and sort of a cherry cough drop-syrup flavour that I have always associated with Grenache.

A little rough on the end, with some heat, from, I assume, the 14.5 per cent alcohol.


Thanks for the note Bruce. Though not really a style I like, I've been exposed to a fair share of the Aussie bruisers available here because a close friend loves them. If bruisers are the style you like, this is a very fair example and at a very fair price.

Funny what you mention about the cough-drop syrup flavour as Grenache! Could it be the combination of vegetality and very sweet strawberry that I've thought as the signatory flavour? I could very well imagine it being so, but haven't had cough syrup ever so I'm not sure.

I also thought the 14,5% all too obvious, but my friend really loved this wine.
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