Sunday, July 15, 2012

2010 Cradle of Hills GMS - Route du Bonheur (Mclaren Vale)

The next in a line of very good Grenache or Grenache based wines I’ve had from the 2010 vintage in South Australia.

Before they sent this wine, I wasn’t really familiar with Cradle of Hills. They’re well and truly on my radar now though. This is a cracking Grenache blend, and very good value at an $RRP of $25.

Baked earth and cherry ripe. Lovely spice. Grenache juiciness yet with drying tannin. For my tastes it has a pitch perfect balance between richness and restraint. Good drive through the mid-palate before finishing with excellent length. This wine is eminently drinkable with a bit of air, but undoubtedly has the structure and complexity to age nicely over the next five years and beyond. Impressive.


RRP: $25
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: screwcap


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