d'Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2011
Wine EnthusiastThe 2011 vintage wasn't an easy one in South Australia to say the least, which makes this wine all the more admirable. Mouthwatering, peppery, red-currant fruit remains firm and focused from start to finish, ending on a crisp note. Drink now-2023.
Wine SpectatorThis medium-weight, savory style emphasizes earthy, beach sand flavors. A wisp of red berry floats through the finish. Drink now through 2016. 600 cases imported.
Wine AdvocateMedium ruby-purple in color, the 2011 The Custodian Grenache has a nose of warm raspberries and red cherries with hints of Provence herbs and pepper. Medium-bodied and a little lacking in the typical Grenache generosity, it nonetheless offers a pleasant suggestion of red berry and pepper characters supported by chewy tannins and a finish with moderate persistence.