d'Arenberg The Sticks & Stones Temperanillo Grenache
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d'Arenberg The Sticks & Stones Temperanillo Grenache 2012

  • $33.00*

The d'Arenberg The Sticks & Stones from the beautiful McLaren Vale is made with Tempranillo (45%), Grenache (38%), Tinta Cao (10%) and Souzao (7%). These sticks and stones definitely will NOT hurt you...quiet the opposite!
Winemaking Notes

The floral nose is wonderfully earthy and balanced with blood plum and hints of violets. A subtle aged soft leather character is evident as the wine opens up.

The palate is medium bodied with good weight. Red fruit and a pleasant boot polish character opens to tea leaves, spices, cracked pepper and dried herb on the back palate.

The Grenache and Tempranillo work beautifully together and the Portuguese varieties of Tinta Cao and Souzao provide wonderful complexity and depth. Slatey minerality runs right through the palate with juicy acidity providing the backbone.

The fine tannins are in check and provide for a long finish with spice characters lingering. Previous vintages of The Stick and Stones have benefited from bottle age and it envisaged this vintage will drink well through to 2018 or beyond.
93/100
750ml
14.1%
McLaren Vale SA

* Price is in any mixed six bottles of wine. Prices may vary in store


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