No more waiting. This aged McLaren Vale Grenache has eight years under its belt and has at least twice that to go in the cellar. But it has arrived at the start of its wonderful drinking window. Throw open the shutters and get a blast of McLaren Vale. A full, forthright nose and palate of red and purple fruits accented by tar, leather, exotic spice and dried herbs, all burly tannins.
If you’re a fan of superannuated wines that taste like liquid Christmas cake, stow a six-pack at the back of your cellar and forget about it for the next decade. For those with less patience, this age Confidential Grenache is going to exceed expectations and over deliver on value.