Serafino Reserve Grenache 2012 is a part of Black Label series of wines – let’s see how Serafino Wines describes the wines from the series:
“Serafino black label wines are selected from our premium estate vineyard’s in McLaren Vale. McLaren Vale has a diverse mix of soil types and vineyard orientation that enhance the complexity of Serafino Wines. Distinctive varietal and regional characters are captured in all the premium black label wines and we hope you will enjoy these wines as much as we do!”
And what do I think about it? I agree that the wine is exceptional if it comes to complexity and richness, but let’s get through the tasting note to show it in details.
The Reserve Grenache 2012 has a dark-cherry colour with purple hues. Nose is distinct and developed with aromas of fruits (black currant, blackberry, blueberry) and – what surprised me – a hint of orange flower. The secondary aromas are spicy with strong white pepper.
In the mouth the wine is simply beautiful: medium full to full bodied, well-balanced, solid and rich with concentrated flavours and deep intensity. Tannins are ripe and rounded and perfectly integrated. On the palate there are blackberry, black cherry and black pepper flavours. Finish is persistent and solid with a hint of spices.
I do recommend this wine – you can taste the complexity and richness of the grape variety and I am sure many of you will enjoy it.
Serafino Reserve Grenache 2012 – wine review:
Wine – Reserve Grenache
Country – Australia
Region – South Australia
Appellation / area – McLaren Vale
Vintage – 2012
Grape varieties – Grenache 100%
Producer – Serafino Wines
Distributor / Importer – no data
Winemaker – Charles Whish
Vineyards – Blewitt Springs
Soils – soils and deep sand contain ironstone and a clay layer
Style and type – still; dry, red
Alcohol – 14,5 %
Barrel ageing – the wine developed in a combination of old French and American hogheads;
Serving temperature – 16-18°C
Cellaring – yes, up to 2022 (according to Producer)
Price range – 40$
Tasting date – March 2015; Australia, McLaren Vale