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1946 Bushvine Grenache on 6-9 feet of white sand, then broken ironstone, then loamy clay soils, hand harvested, 4 day pre-fermentation crop cooling, wild yeasts, 2-3 week vinification at up to 30-32°C, hand cap punching, rack and return, aged 25% each 1-2-3 year oak casks, 25% 4-12 year 225-litre oak casks 18 months, some lees stirring, filtered, 7,200 b

2004

black traces in the dark red; good life and fullness in the bouquet – honey, warm airs, mint, eucalyptus, blueberry – the nose becomes sweeter after 90 minutes. The nose is certainly more delicate than the palate whose power holds it together – a robust wine. The texture is outwardly smooth with a little pebbly grip, the taste reflects red plum fruits, a hint of soaked red cherries, also heat, on the finish, which is a touch loose. At the end of its first stage now, starting into the second. 15°. To 2015. Oct 2009