A wine of immense pleasure on the nose of violets, red currant, wild raspberry, Chinese five spice and pomegranate aromas. Cleansing acidity drives the wine to finish fresh and alive with plenty of mid palate texture and old vine Grenache complexities to give this wine plenty of promised maturity in the cellar.
94 James Suckling
David Slade’s grenache in Greenock delivers smaller berries and bunches. This has been elevated in French oak barriques for 24 months. Pomegranate and spiced berry-pastry aromas, together with earthy, leathery and spicy character. The cooler vintage has delivered quite a complex style. The palate has a very juicy feel with a bolder oak thread and quite a chiseled palate for grenache. Plenty of structure here.