Ministry of Clouds Grenache Carignan McLaren Vale 2021. Ministry of Clouds is based in McLaren Vale and formed in 2012, they have become the darling of sommeliers and wine critics alike. We have been selling their wines for a while, but this is a new blend, and I just knew it was going to be fantastic. You see they are paying homage to one of my favourite wines and regions, that of Priorat in North Western Spain. This region is famous the world over, for old bush vine Grenache, normally blended with a relatively unknown grape variety called Carignan. However, it should not be unknow to Bullion Cellars customers, for I have commented many times that almost all the great red wine blends of Europe, include a large dose of Carignan.
Ministry of Clouds Grenache Carignan McLaren Vale 2021 can only be described as a feminine wine, almost sexy. It is medium bodied, but don’t be fooled into thinking it lacks complexity, for it has this in spades. Enticing red fruits dominate the aroma, with lovely notes of herbal spice that cannot help but excite. The palate is long and lingering, involving some darker fruit flavours, but in the end, this wine is all about elegance and grace.
If you come across the wines from Priorat, whilst they are expensive, they are well worth the money and a joy to drink, but in the mean time stock up on this wine