"There are attractive aromas of dark berry fruit, dried herbs and spice. The palate is medium to full-bodied with intense yet subtle delicate flavours of cherry, aniseed, white pepper and savoury notes.
The Cirillo Grenache is more about the variety than the oak. The tannins are soft and long with great length. The balance between the primary fruit and the acid make this a beautiful- ly seamless wine. One of the few Australian Grenaches that will reward over a decade of cellaring."
"The Cirillo 1850 Grenache grown on sandy soils situated in the old “Seigersdorf” area of the Barossa Valley. This single vineyard is believed to be the oldest Grenache vineyard left in the world. Matured in aged seasoned hogsheads for 24 months. 13.8% alc."
"93 pts ... Made from the estate’s oldest vines, which date back to at least 1850; aged in used French and American oak hogsheads for two years. Bright purple. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of bright red and dark berries cherry compote, incense and vanilla, with a subtle floral note in the background. Stains the palate with rich black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors, showing very good clarity and building sweetness. Finishes extremely long and alluringly sweet, with a bright mineral quality and supple tannins."