Aphelion The Aromat Grenache 2018


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95 POINTS, Wine Companion // 95 POINTS Huon Hooke

From a single vineyard of 80-year-old vines in Blewitt Springs on the sandy soils. Fully de-stemmed, however the berries are kept whole and then only the free run juice is transferred from the ferment to a single neutral 500 litre French oak puncheon where it matured for 9 months. This is very sexy stuff with candied cherry, almost like pie filling and some exotic spices. The burst of dark fruits takes over the palate with layers of black cherry, boysenberry, plum and raspberry fruits with a touch of pomegranate and wild anise. The palate is a real surprise packet with its satiny tannins and creamy mouthfeel but it never gets fat or flabby. 

McLaren Vale, SA
Winemakers: Rob Mack (2018 Young Gun of Wine) & Louise Rhodes