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Spectator Insider on Twelftree Wines

mt w wineThe newly released Wine Spectator Insider (Oct. 22, 2014) highlights a quartet of 2012 Grenache releases from Twelftree Wines, with reviews by Harvey Steiman.

Twelftree
Grenache Barossa Valley Sturt Ebenezer 2012
93 points | $40 | 167 cases made | Red
Sleek, supple and spicy, weaving cinnamon and clove notes through the deftly balanced lingonberry, raspberry and cherry flavors. Delicate finish. Drink now through 2022.—H.S.

Twelftree
Grenache-Mataro Barossa Valley Greenock-Ebenezer 2012
93 points | $40 | 689 cases made | Red
This sleek, polished style emphasizes ripe cherry and dark plum flavors on a nearly weightless frame. The flavors hover beautifully on the long and expressive finish. Drink now through 2022.—H.S.

Twelftree
Grenache Barossa Valley Airport Greenock 2012
92 points | $50 | 67 cases made | Red
Fresh and vibrant, with a lovely transparency to the red berry, roasted beet and heirloom tomato flavors. A hint of cinnamon enlivens the long finish, revealing a touch of fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2020.—H.S.

Twelftree
Grenache McLaren Vale Copperview Onkaparinga Gorge 2012
92 points | $50 | 178 cases made | Red
Dense yet poised, with bright plum and boysenberry flavors playing against Lapsang souchong tea and meaty overtones. Pushes into a fine-grained finish with panache, showing intensity and length. Drink now through 2018.—H.S.

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