Alpha Box & Dice

Tarot McLaren Vale Grenache

8.680 ratings
8.47 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Scott Rowe

2nd visit, solid closure this time around. A lovely bit of spice rack on the palate, takes a while for the nose to open up, but when it does bright and fruity.

2nd visit, solid closure this time around. A lovely bit of spice rack on the palate, takes a while for the nose to open up, but when it does bright and fruity.

Jun 19th, 2015
Scott Rowe

A poor screw cap closure spoiled this one, such a shame.
My tasting notes nonetheless, soapy and vinegar.

A poor screw cap closure spoiled this one, such a shame.
My tasting notes nonetheless, soapy and vinegar.

Nov 23rd, 2014
Casey @ Travelling Corkscrew

This Alpha Box & Dice ‘Tarot’ 2018 Grenache was in last months #thetcwineclub box. Having gone through a Wiccan phase as a teen (I even had tarot cards!), this wine naturally jumped out at me 🧙‍♀️ We also recently saw the new Fantastic Beasts movie 👌

Alpha Box & Dice produce great and very interesting wines. This one is made from McLaren Vale grown Grenache grapes. It bears the ‘Death Card’ on the label because the Alpha team brought the Grenache vines back to life after they had been neglected.

More fun details about the wine:

🍇 Undergoes whole bunch fermentation
🍇 Carbonic maceration
🍇 Long lees aging in tank & puncheon

If your not sure what any of those terms mean, pop them in google and learn something new 💡

In the glass it’s a brilliant crimson colour. Red fruits, tar, bay leaves and raspberry jello entice the nostrils. While in the mouth it’s juicy and full of flavour. It’s like a medley of black, red and blue berries with a sprinkling of white pepper. Y〰️U〰️M!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #opinionsaremyown
#tcweekdaywine

This Alpha Box & Dice ‘Tarot’ 2018 Grenache was in last months #thetcwineclub box. Having gone through a Wiccan phase as a teen (I even had tarot cards!), this wine naturally jumped out at me 🧙‍♀️ We also recently saw the new Fantastic Beasts movie 👌

Alpha Box & Dice produce great and very interesting wines. This one is made from McLaren Vale grown Grenache grapes. It bears the ‘Death Card’ on the label because the Alpha team brought the Grenache vines back to life after they had been neglected.

More fun details about the wine:

🍇 Undergoes whole bunch fermentation
🍇 Carbonic maceration
🍇 Long lees aging in tank & puncheon

If your not sure what any of those terms mean, pop them in google and learn something new 💡

In the glass it’s a brilliant crimson colour. Red fruits, tar, bay leaves and raspberry jello entice the nostrils. While in the mouth it’s juicy and full of flavour. It’s like a medley of black, red and blue berries with a sprinkling of white pepper. Y〰️U〰️M!

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy! #gifted #opinionsaremyown
#tcweekdaywine

Dec 15th, 2018
Andrew Kirwan

A lighter style Grenache from the Vale with high acidity and a touch of spice to finish.

A lighter style Grenache from the Vale with high acidity and a touch of spice to finish.

May 11th, 2020
Andi Mac

Muddlers Club. Light, Bright, fruit.

Muddlers Club. Light, Bright, fruit.

Jan 5th, 2020
David Tejada

Peppery, fruity, and slightly acidic. Drinks pretty easy

Peppery, fruity, and slightly acidic. Drinks pretty easy

Jan 3rd, 2020
Jon Ebsworth

Light style of Grenache, very different. Was worried with the screw cap closure that “popped” on opening but the wine seemed in good health despite this.

Light style of Grenache, very different. Was worried with the screw cap closure that “popped” on opening but the wine seemed in good health despite this.

Sep 18th, 2019
Måns Åstedt

Getting some bag in box vibes, unclear. Okay but nothing special.

Getting some bag in box vibes, unclear. Okay but nothing special.

Jun 26th, 2019
Alice Maria

Very very sweet. Light and pale and strawberry flavoured.

Very very sweet. Light and pale and strawberry flavoured.

May 5th, 2019
steph s

Finally opened up and i got it

Finally opened up and i got it

Apr 4th, 2019