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Tir Na N'Og Old Vines Grenache 2004

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Rich, ripe and generous with its oak-accented blackberry, black cherry and black pepper flavors, this one grabs your lapels with tremendous depth to the flavors and impressive length, without extra weight on the palate. Best from 2006 through 2015.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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External Reviews for Tir Na N'Og Old Vines Grenache

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Rich, ripe and generous with its oak-accented blackberry, black cherry and black pepper flavors, this one grabs your lapels with tremendous depth to the flavors and impressive length, without extra weight on the palate. Best from 2006 through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Made from fruit sourced from old vine Grenache vineyards located both on McLaren Flat and up in the higher elevations around Blewitt Springs. The low-yielding old Grenache gives the wine its youthful character and wonderful intensity of flavor.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A fabulous new offering from Australia, this brilliant Grenache carries lofty alcohol, but there is not a trace of heat because of the wine's extraordinary concentration. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by gorgeous aromas and flavors of flowers interwoven with raspberries, kirsch liqueur, licorice, and spicy pepper. Full-bodied, with a layered, multidimensional mouthfeel, it should drink well for 7-8 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Bright and jazzy, a lively mouthful of gorgeous blackberry and white pepper flavors that show plenty up front but get a little quiet on the finish. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Tir na N'og, an Irish term meaning "land of the youth," has produced a blockbuster 2004 Grenache Old Vines boasting beautiful sweet black raspberry and cherry fruit intermixed with notions of flowers, licorice, and pepper. The wine is full-bodied with fabulous fruit purity, an expansive, opulent texture, and a whoppingly long finish. In spite of its richness, purity, and size, it possesses remarkable elegance. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Smooth, open-textured and fragrant with blackberry and currant fruit, this is a wine with real presence. Finishes with a peppery spice note and a hint of chocolate on a silky frame. Drink now through 2011.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Ruby-red. Spicy red and dark berry aromas boast impressive energy and clarity. Nervy strawberry and raspberry flavors are plenty sweet but possess very good structure and juicy acidity. No fat here. Picks up pungent floral pastille qualities on the finish, which displays excellent breadth and cut. Delicious already, but clearly built to age.


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