Well worth its $35, with 14.5% alcohol and scoring 18 gold medal points on the Dionysian 20-point scale, the 2015 Kay Brothers Basket Pressed Grenache showed beautifully. It can age another decade, and it red fruits, herbs, and spicy aroma will continue to gain complexity.
Kay Brothers has been doing wine for over 125 years, and this McLaren Vale wine came from the Amery Vineyard in Australia.
The French oak marries with the Morello cherry and strawberry aromas as they rise through aromatic rose pedal almost suggesting some Cabernet Franc of which, I’m told, there is none. Its deep garnet robe tells how young the wine still is.
Estate grown, produced and bottled by a winery that wants to maintain its historical integrity. Well done! It a wine to drink with special friends at an important event. In Vino Veritas.