Elefante Garnacha 2012

Grenache from Spain
Review Date : 25-Sep-2014
Dark ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues and some depth. The nose is softly full with aromas of ripe dark raspberry and plummy Garnacha fruit, along with lifted violetty florals from whole berry fermentation and raspberry confectionary notes. Dryish to taste and medium-full bodied, plush and juicy fruit flavours of dark raspberries, jam and confectionary feature on the palate. Fine-grained tannins provide good structure and palate depth, allowing the fruit sweetness to show. This is well-balanced and the textures carry the wine through to an aromatic, fruity finish with jam and confectionary elements. This is a plush, juicy, raspberry-fruited Garnacha with fine tannin balance. Match with antipasto, pizza, pasta and barbecued fare over the next 3+ years. 93% Garnacha and 7% Syrah from Castilla La Mancha, given a cool soak and fermented in tank to 14.0% alc., a portion of the wine aged 6 months in large format French and American oak barrels. 17.5+/20 Sep 2014 RRP $19.99 Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red with purple hues, lighter on rim. This has a soft and gently full bouquet of savoury and cooked red berry fruits with nuances of earth, game and brown spice detail that reveal good depth with aeration. Medium-full bodied, gently rich flavours of savoury red fruits are entwined with game notes and melded with soft, savoury and sour acidity. The fruit is supported supple tannins that grow in presence to provide a dry, textured mouthfeel. Some alcohol power and drive emerges and carries the wine to a dry, savoury, red fruited finish. This is a moderately full-bodied, savoury red fruited Garnacha with earthy notes a a dry, grainy mouthfeel. Match with barbecued red meats and casseroles over the next 4+ years. 93% Garnacha and 7% Syrah from Castilla La Mancha, given a cool soak and fermented in tank to 14.0% alc., a portion of the wine aged 6 months in large format French and American oak barrels. 17.5/20 Jun 2014 RRP $18.99

SUBSCRIBE
Latest wine reviews, news, events and more. 🍷
We respect your privacy.