2016 Duke Reserve Grenache

Kilikanoon Wines

$55.00
Very much a sentimental favourite, the Duke is carefully blended from two single Grenache vineyards in Watervale, aged 72 and 78 years respectively. Both vineyards dry farmed, hand pruned and hand harvested.
  • Winemaking

    Parcels selected for power and elegance were destemmed and crushed to small open fermenters where they were held on skins for an extended period to stabilise and integrate flavour, colour and tannin. Basket pressed to seasoned French oak Puncheons and Hogsheads for 15 months allowed for gentle development and the accumulation of complexity.

    Appearance

    Deep crimson with brick red hues. 

    Nose

    Blackberry, star anise and clove are seamlessly intertwined.

    Palate

    Dark berries and sweet spice evolve into a sophisticated palate of black forest, charcuterie and smoky oak. Firm, mouth-coating tannin gives line and length to the palate, with vanilla undertones coming from powerful yet balanced oak.

    • ALC/VOL: 14.5%
    • Size: 750ML
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Varietal: Grenache
    • Cellaring: Potential of at least 10 - 12 years.
2016 Duke Reserve Grenache