Grangehurst is a specialist wine farm, and as you have now established has a heavy family influence. Given their size, not all their wines are from grapes on the estate.
The ethos here is all about the wine, aging is paramount and for the reds, extraordinary, and Jeremy has maintained a family feel for visitors.
Time slows here, tastings are friendly and over eight years have remained casual but impressive.
Appearance: Aroma: Taste
Tasting notes (July 2018): Medium-dark plum color; slightly sweet red berries, cassis, violets with mocha, cedar complexity from barrel maturation. A medium-bodied, elegant wine with the balance and structure to last up to 15 years. Recommended drinking 2018 to 2023 (if correctly cellared).
Grape varieties:Cabernet Sauvignon (88%) Merlot (12%)
Personal Food pairing:
Oven roasted chicken, a tin of tomatoes, chopped garlic, capers, Dried Basil and onions inspired this oven bake. The rice, peas and oven grilled butternut finished the plating, I also made a rich gravy with the onions. The wine drinks well on its own, it was made to have a soft mouth feel with this dish.