Wine Code Breaker #406

2021 Cherubino Uovo Grenache, Frankland River, Western Australia

The phrase “afternoon delight” has over time become a reference to a dangerous liaison between two lovers when everything’s a little clearer in the light of day. This is all thanks to the Starland Vocal Band’s hit song of 1976, Afternoon Delight. A more recent version of the famous song was by Ron Burgundy, the legendary anchorman. This was his attempt to describe what love is, in a way that only Ron Burgundy could do. A recent experience now sees this phrase taking on a whole new meaning.

The 2021 Cherubino Uovo Grenache from Frankland River in Western Australia is a wine that has been crafted from an egg-shaped clay cement fermenter. The end result is a gorgeous crimson-coloured wine with a highly perfumed nose. Fresh red fruits, liquorice and stewed red fruits evoking wild thoughts in the early afternoon. The palate moves the experience along to another level. Shaved slices of raspberries mixed with a little cream and rhubarb offer some rusticity and shine against the emery board and talc-like tannins lingering into the evening. You could say that this is a textural delight, skyrockets in flight, afternoon delight.


Rating: 95 pts

Closure: Screwtop

Drink: Now; 7-10 yrs

Alc: 15%

Price: $65

Tasted: October 2022

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