Sunday, May 8, 2016

Shatter 2012 Grenache (Maury, France)

Shatter 2012 Grenache (Maury, France), $16.99-$19.99, 88 points, was much darker than the last two Grenache red wines I've had this week; poured a deep purple/red grading ruby toward the clear wine ring.
Aromas of roses, autumn leaves, and blackberries were good.
Note the near full-body with better than fair acidity and an underlayment of tannin.
Shatter is chock-full of fruit and herb flavors with licorice, warm spices, and a considerable 15.6% ABV.
Though the finish was marked by the trailing palate, maybe a bit heavy, and this wine seemed not altogether as varietal specific as a typical Rioja Granacha, it still was quite good.
Paired fine with my steak and cheese sub.


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  1. Well, this is quite a little hybrid, the meeting of 'new' Napa winemakers and 'old' Maury. Interesting.

    1. VG: I was waiting for that hawk-eye of yours to notice that! You didn't disappoint! :)