2010 The Beautiful View Grenache
The Story Behind The Name
This part of McLaren Vale was originally known as Bellevue, which is French for beautiful view. The d’Arenberg winery, cellar door and restaurant is located in this region and the view from the property lives up to the name.
Dark and brooding. The nose is a swirl of plums, blueberries and licorice allsorts. This smells deep and rich with layers of woody spices, antique furniture and game.
There’s a powerful entry to the palate. Fruit richness is tempered by the gritty tannins and the mineral acid backbone. There’s old vine concentration mixed with a meaty, gamy complexity, layered with brightness and fleshiness. This wine finishes long and powerfully.
It’s a wine that is drinking really well on release, but it’s also set for a fascinating journey over the next fifteen years and definitely a wine to be carefully cellared.