Cheers TV: Grenache uncovered

Often used as a blended wine, Grenache sits in the shadows under some of the more popular varieties in Australia. But, as Ben Edwards and Dan Sims from The Wine Guide explain, these French inspired wines are perfect for this time of the year, and are great go-to wines with lovely, underlying herbal complexities and softer tannins.

 

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Monredon 2007 Monredon Cotes du Rhone

Ben says: “Powerful, yet light on its feet, a go-to luncheon wine with a beautiful red cored fruity, spice, peppery character”

Point score: 90-92/100
RRP $28.90, our price: $150 per 6

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2008 Olivers Taranga Grenache

Dan says: “A wine from a tough vintage, lacks a little bit of freshness, but is still a pretty good drink which should go well with food”

Point score: 87/100
RRP $30, our price: $160 per 6

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Kalleske

2009 Kalleske Clarrys Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Dan says: “A super, vibrant, fresh wine with dark cherry, juicy fruit raspberry characters and a meaty core”

Point score: 92/100
RRP $20.00, our price: $110 per 6

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2008 Santa Cruz de Artazu ‘Artazuri’ Garnacha

Ben says: “A clean, lovely well put together wine, with a red vibrant fruit character which is refreshing from tannin, not from acidity”

Point score: 89/100
RRP $28.90, our price: $150 per 6

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