2012 Atze's Corner The Renegade

A Spanish-inspired blend of Grenache/Mataro/Graciano from the Barossa Valley that is unique in Australia.
From a small family-owned winery, only 150 cases were made by winemaker Andrew Kalleske.

Garnet brown in colour. Aromas of raspberries, plums, pepper and savoury spices are immediately appealing.

But there was a disconnect between these and the palate where it did not deliver the goods. Whether it was just this bottle, I don't know but it didn't live up to the hype for me.

The earthy raspberry of the Grenache, the brooding dark berries of the Mataro and Graciano's spicy tannins should have been more convincing but just couldn't go the distance. Medium bodied, subtle and slippery texture. 

Interesting, easy and gluggable but there is better out there.  

Source: Retail Purchase. ABV: 14.7%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $18.00. Rating: 88 Points.

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