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A Tribute to Grace Grenache 2017 750ml

Rated 91 - Light ruby-colored, the 2017 Grenache Santa Barbara County comes from a multitude of sites and was all destemmed and brought up in...
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Aa Badenhorst Grenache Raaigras 2017 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2017 Raaigras (“rye grass”) Grenache comes from the oldest Grenache in South Africa, planted in 1952. It has a well-defined,...
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Abbotts & Delaunay Coteaux Du Languedoc Boreas Red 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - A herbal, savoury, meaty nose precedes a ripe and warm palate with a gentle fruit and spice combination.
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Alto Moncayo Garnacha 2017 750ml

This wine carries a remarkable complex nose, with balsamic aromas, redolent of black fruit, roasted notes and a very good structure in the mouth.
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Alto Moncayo Veraton 2017 750ml

It is a wine with an attractive collection of balsamic notes, of chocolate and black fruits, very warm in the mouth and an extremely pleasant finish.
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Altovinum Evodia 2019 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2019 Evodia is pure Garnacha from old head-pruned vines in the Sierra Santa Cruz in Calatayud. It fermented with around 20% full...
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Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi 2017 375ml

Rated 95 - The single-vineyard 2017 Finca Dofí comes from ten hectares that were planted 20 years ago in the village of Gratallops. It's mostly...
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Alvaro Palacios Finca Dofi 2018 750ml

Rated 96 - The origin of everything here and the first single-vineyard red, 2018 Finca Dofí excels in 2018. Those 10 hectares planted 20 years ago...


The Grenache grape holds the honor of being the most widely planted wine grape varietal on earth. It has a long and impressive history, and has been the backbone of the some of the planet’s most respected and famed wine regions, blended with Syrah in regions such as Chateauneuf du Pape, and in certain other Loire and Languedoc regions where it reigns supreme as a single varietal wine grape. In other key areas, such as Spain’s La Rioja (where it is known as Garnacha Tinta), it is blended with Tempranillo to make that country’s signature red wine, and is widely used as a blending grape in other old and new world countries, due to its unique character and jammy, fruit forward character.

For a long time, the Grenache grape was somewhat looked down upon as an ignoble varietal, incapable of producing wines of any particular interest. However, times are very much changing - in the right hands, Grenache grapes result in astonishingly intense and complex wines, full of fascinating features, and capable of achieving plenty of expression. For a while now, Grenache has been a major player in Australian wines. While not yet quite as extensively planted down under as Shiraz is, the Barossa Valley is bringing out some of the finest examples of this grape’s wines in recent years.