From the Cellar – Ochota Barrels, Fugazi Vineyard, Grenache, Blewitt Springs/McLaren Vale 2012

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“Purchased in 2013 on release, each bottle is individually hand numbered. This was bottle number 1482 of 2256. 2012 was an excellent vintage in McLaren Vale, and the ’12 Fugazi Vineyard grenache forms a part of a collection of McLaren Vale grenaches purchased from this vintage. This is a lighter bodied style of McLaren Vale Grenache than I’m normally accustomed to – Szechuan pepper, black raspberry and fine tannins make for an almost delicate wine. Hints of toffee apple and marzipan lace their way through the finish. Super interesting and a surprising focus of flavour for the relatively pale colour… this could have gone longer in the cellar, however drinking it at 4 years was about right for my taste – complex and the fruit still very much alive. 94 points. Current vintage is 2014.”