Embrace Grenache 2012
Soft, full-bodied and easy-drinking, Embrace shows aromas of soft cotton-candy notes of spun sugar supported by a nice earthy moss nose.
In the mouth, a hint of the sweet-sour toffee-apple and nice cranberry fruit with subtle light leather and a persuasive, lightly textured tannin finish.
The spice and cranberry character makes it pleasing and lightly structured with a mouthfeel that calls for more.
Grenache is great paired with braises and stews, long slow cooked roasts of pork or lamb that may even be a little bit fatty (shoulder of lamb and lamb shanks, for example). It suits daubes and stews with dark, winey sauces and has a particular affinity with paprika and pimenton.
Embrace can be served with milder curries like a rogan josh but not Indian curries. Good paired with sausage or flank steak and mashed potatoes, shepherd's pie and steak and kidney pie while its absence of tough tannins makes it an accommodating match for simple cheeses.