Drank this on our first night of vacation in the Adirondacks. While we are big fans of The Boy grenache (previous vintages), this one was only ok for us. Granted this is young however it is very fruit forward right now and a little on the sweet side. Dominated by notes of cherry compote. There are some earthy notes in the background that I hope will emerge over time. I have two more bottles and will hold for at least 2 years to see if the fruit backs off and other flavors begin to emerge.
Initially appeared thin, as transparent and light cherry color. Aerated and brought out sweet peppery flavors and some complexity. A nice drink and not a varietal I've tried too many times as a stand alone, but a very different appearance/flavor profile from a syrah or cabernet, so may not appeal to many. Overall I enjoyed it but at $50 overpriced IMO.
This is really good grenache. Super young currently, but with air delicious. The nose is initially quite closed, but with vigorous swirling you can coax lots of ripe red berry fruit, floral notes, hints of spice, and a little anise. The palate is ripe and rich, yet maintains a nice freshness, great balance, and is just delicious. I think with 8-10 years of bottle age this will be fantastic. Had at a restaurant.
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