Section 181 refers to the single vineyard that is the source for these Grenache grapes. Section 181 Branson Road, Tatachilla, a vineyard Giovanni Patritti purchased in 1960 and planted with varieties such as this dry grown Grenache. This old vine red expresses typical McLaren Vale regional ripeness, boldness and generosity in its raspberry, red plum and cherry fruit supported by vanilla, cinnamon and a handful of dried herbs.
Ripe tannins wraps around fresh acid and a fuller body. Once this wine settles on the tongue there is plenty of intensity and the fresh red fruit lingers on. This is a wine that has a story to tell, it will just take some time for it to hit its stride. It is good drinking now, but certainly it will do well with some cellar time and once you taste it, you will wish you had another.
Quickie review «A ripe and lush wine that is good now, but will take time to tell its story»
Country of Origin: Australia Date: May 2017 Price: AUD 35 Drink: now – 7+ years Needs food: no Source: tasting