Alexander Laing Grenache 2015
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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 at the end of the last century.
This Grenache is light bright crimson purple in colour with quite intense aromatics of earth and spice, together with a hint of rose petal and turkish delight. Concentrated rich red and black berry as well as plum characters are quite dominant with underlying notes of pepper and spice. There are subtle hints of raspberry and red liquorice flavours, with a backbone of finely grained tannins and oak.
Alexander Laing is sourced from a single vineyard in Greenock on the far North-Western slopes of the Barossa Valley. The Grenache from Alexander Laing vineyard manifests itself as small berries on small bunches that are packed with flavour. That, coupled with old vines that have already proved their provenance, gave us a perfect base. At dawn, the grapes were handpicked then de-stemmed. Fermentation, like our top wines Exile and Émigré, was conducted in vats, followed by malolactic fermentation and ageing in French oak barrels.
Region Barossa Valley
Cellaring Drinking well now and over the next decade
|2015 Vintage||CWSA 2018 Best Value - GOLD Medal|
|2015 Vintage||Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2017 - Award Winner|
|2015 Vintage||Sydney Royal Wine Show 2017 - Award Winner|
|2015 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine 2017 - GOLD Medal|
|2015 Vintage||Melbourne International Wine Competition 2017 - GOLD Medal|
|2015 Vintage||CWSA 2017 Best Value- GOLD Medal|
|2015 Vintage||Wine Showcase Magazine - 95 POINTS|
|2012 Vintage||CWSA 2016 Best Value - DOUBLE GOLD|
|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|