2014 No.2 grenache - Dubstyle

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Australian wine review - review by andrew graham

Dub Style is winemaker Dudley Brown’s label for wines that are a bit different to the normal Inkwell format – and this is different. Sourced from 88yr old bush vines in the Bethany district of McLaren Vale, this is fermented with 100% whole bunches and matured in old oak. Light ruby but with just a little orange, it smells wild and whole bunch spicy, leading to a palate with a huge hit of tannins and briar, dotted with the sour cherry. Long, raw and demanding slow cooked meat, this is just a bit confronting, if intriguing – a wine to challenge. Challenge is good, but this won’t be for everyone. 17.5/20, 91/100+. 14.4%, $35.

Published: 24 December 2015

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The key report - review by tony keys

Soft, sexy exterior coating a rich, red fruit centre. 94 points and worth $35.
 


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