Kangarilla Grenache 2015
Nose: Softly scented rose and violet notes permeate with a unique, lady’s cosmetic aroma to create an almost halo like effect over the bed of red cherry, pomegranate, Turkish delight, and musk-like perfumes. While wonderfully aromatic, there’s a definitive core of concentration that remains completely recessed and ever unwilling to fully expose itself. With time a new realm of expression emerges as the impregnated, site given minerals begin to smolder with small whiffs of maraschino cherry and glacè fruits prickled throughout.
Palate: Waves of soft kirsch and strawberry fruits gently roll. The presence of high natural acidity transforms the vintage hallmark of chalky tannin into a luxurious, ultra fine, crushed velvet-like presence. With just enough glycerin to off set this texture, the impression is that of Maraschino Cherry, whose fruit weight ultimately becomes the sunset finish. This is where a deeply entwined, almost smoky mineral element begins to emerge. Entirely seductive and promising substantial future extension and enjoyment.