Alexander Gordon Laing was yet another explorer from Scotland who traipsed around West Africa in the 18th century. Our Alexander Laing Grenache owes its existence to the blocks of weather beaten bush vines that survived the vine-pull of the end of the last century.
Sourced from a single vineyard in Greenock on the far north western slopes of the Barossa valley. The Grenache vineyard manifests itself as small berries on small bunches that are packed with flavour. That, coupled with 100-year-old vines that have already proved their provenance, gives us a perfect base. At dawn, the grapes are handpicked then destemmed. Fermentation, like our top wines, Exile and E?migre?, is conducted in oak vats, followed by maloactic fermentation and ageing in new French oak barrels.
The dark ruby/purple-tinged Old Vine Grenache offers an intense nose of mineral and floral notes with overwhelming fresh red berry fruit and a touch of liquorice and spice. The bouquet is concentrated with raspberry and liquorice flavours with a beautifully clean acidity and gentle tannins which lead to a long clean finish.
2009 Vintage - AWC Vienna 2011 Wine Show - SILVER Medal
2009 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 91 POINTS
2009 Vintage - IWSC 2011 - SILVER Medal
2006 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 91 POINTS
2005 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 93 POINTS