Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tscharke Barossa Grounds Collection 2010 Marananga Grenache

Damien Tscharke's Barossa Grounds Collection replaces his former Glaymond label and the quality of the 2010 Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon both blew me away. If you are looking for wines with real depth and a sense of place, then this wine, from the Gnadenfrei vineyard in one of the Barossa's best villages, will certainly appeal. It's a single vineyard, single varietal wine made from a grape that is sadly out of fashion. Make no mistake: this is a big wine, inky and dark with 15% alcohol. There's a lifted plum-driven nose with plenty of richness on the palate with oak beautifully integrated. The palate offers a melange of dark berry and currant flavours, spice and tremendous length. A wine with that great intangible: drinkability. $36.

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