(14.7% alcohol; 80% grenache, 15% mourvedre and 5% syrah; some of the grenache was vinified with whole clusters): Good bright red. Raspberry, flowers and white pepper on the bright nose and palate. Sweet and thick in the mouth (the alcohol is high for a Gramercy wine) but with strong, harmonious acidity giving the middle palate superb lift and cut. This juicy, perfumed, very suave wine finishes with terrific spicy, peppery length.
Starting off the reds, the 2010 The Third Man is Harrington's take on a southern Rhone blend and checks in as a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah that spent 18 months in 10% new French oak. Offering up perfumed, complex aromas of ripe black cherries, smoked meat, licorice and singed herbs, it carries itself beautifully on the palate with a medium-bodied, fresh and overall balanced mouthfeel that leans toward the elegant end of the spectrum. Showing juicy acidity on the finish, it gains in stature with air and should drink nicely for 8-10 years. Drink now-2020.
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