Ulithorne McLaren Vale Specialis Tempranillo Grenache 2018
Blueberry, red currant and dark cherry aromas. The fresh palate is medium weight with juicy red and darker fruits, hints of dried herbs and firm savoury tannins. Tempranillo from two of our growers, Grenache from our Blewitt Springs vineyard, and a very small lot of Graciano were fermented in small open fermenters with hand plunging twice a day before gentle pressing. Matured in older French and American oak barrels for ten months before blending.
"A classically Spanish varietal mix finds great harmony with McLaren Vale in this young red. It has a saturated, deep colour and a sweet, ripe nose of immediate appeal. Raspberry, spice, leather, toasty and vanillin aromas introduce an earthy, rustic drop of good depth and sustained flavour. Integrated tannins harmonise it all well." Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Real Review. 93/100
94 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating