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Eperosa Magnolia 1950 Grenache 2020

Mike Bennie, The Wine Front. Posted on 31 May 2022.

As you go up in the Magnolia range (or is that down) in age, you get more expensive and lower alcohol, more or less. The wines feel lighter and firmer as you go back in time. Anyways, Brett Grocke is doing great things from his quarry, organic farmed vines in this case. Tense and savoury, Italianate in a way, fragrant for sure, dark fruited but liberally (paprika and brown) spiced and threaded with alpine herbal elements and blood orange tart-dryness. Flighty and firm, lively and taut. A racy, suede-tannin hewn grenache of energy and nerve, poise and presence. It’s delicious likewise but you’d say this is way more about appreciating structure and texture than it is about lavish fruit. It’s really good in that way. Nebbiolo lovers will hound at this (it even has the pale garnet, bronze rim colour!). Really superb. A feast. Rated : 95 Points Tasted : MAY22 Alcohol : 14.1% Price : $35 Closure : Cork Drink : 2022 - 2030+ Visit winery website

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