Orin Swift Shatter Grenache 2012, France

My Rating 89 Points.   

Price $22.

Beautiful color of light ruby with a wide red rim.

Clean and fresh nose of blueberries, cherries, licorice, blackberries, green pepper, chocolates, vanilla, oak, spices, black pepper, cola, metals, graphite and bitter herbs.

Medium plus in body, elegant and smooth, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, bell pepper, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, earth, green olives, leather, forrest floor and black pepper.

Medium finish with round tannins and bitter vegetable notes.

A very nice effort from the house of Dave Phinney and Joel Gott.

A Grenache from France that is aprochable and inviting right out of the bottle. Complex and interesting, but a little bitter on the ending for my taste. Gets earthier as it opens up.

Enjoyable by itself, but better with food. I paired it with pork chops and mashed potatoes.

I wasn’t disappointed, but I hoped for more. After all, Phinney is one of my favorite producers…

15.8% alcohol by volume.


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