The Vincent Grenache, Cirillo 2019
The Cirillo Vincent Grenache is year after year one of the country's best value Grenache, and the 2019 release is no exception.
Marco Cirillo's family lays claim to the world's oldest Grenache vines, the most ancient of them dating back to 1850. The Vincent is the baby of the bunch made from a blend of 80, 90 and 100-year-old vine material.
Vincent is a charismatic character, just like his maker. It bucks the trend of big, sweet, oaky Barossa Grenache and sits firmly in the bright, cheery and gluggable camp. A portion of whole bunches give it a lifted perfume and silky texture, while the use of older French oak and stainless steel ensure this is a lot brighter and bouncier than many of its Barossa counterparts.
"Rosemary and thyme soaked blood plums, this serious, and dangerously slurpable." Gus Gluck