Wine Code Breaker #319

2017 Patronus The Antler Grenache, Barossa Valley, South Australia

For some, the Harry Potter craze passed them by and this may have been due to their age or the age of their children.  I, on the other hand, have lived the Harry Potter journey through the books and then the movies.  Perhaps we were mean parents as the movie viewing was not allowed until that book had been read…  My girls discovered they were in the houses of Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff and their patronuses (or patroni?) were an Basset hound, deer hound, and a Siberian cat.  Mine, though, is Barossa Grenache.

The 2017 Patronus The Antler Grenache is from the Barossa Valley in South Australia.  It is a light crimson coloured wine with brightness that appeals.  The nose is lightly perfumed with raspberry and blackberries with some notes of freshly sliced fennel.  Touches of glazed fruits leads to you to think there is a thin slice of fruit cake in the background.  The palate has the fruits and juiciness that appeals right now.  The texture is velvety and delightful and leaps lightly and deftly to foil many a foe. 


Rating92 pts
DrinkNow; 1-5 yrs
TastedApr 2020

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