"Small wonder Spinifex has five red stars in the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion. If all this isn’t enough, the prices are a breath of fresh air.” James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine
“Last year he was a finalist for Gourmet Traveller Winemaker of the Year. Small wonder Spinifex has five red stars in the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion. If all this isn’t enough, the prices are a breath of fresh air.” James Halliday, The Weekend Australian Magazine
"This release is semillon, vermentino and clairette. Vermentino! There was a bit of vermentino in the blend last year, and a stand alone vermentino now exists in the broader Spinifex range. Times they are a cha ngin’. What a steal this wine is, by the way. Few wines at this price deliver this complexity and interest. Lemon barley water scents, steely whiffs too, a touch of green herb and fennel character. Cool and refreshing in the palate, a little slick in texture and a touch of honeyed richness settles mid palate, but the wine is more about that semillon tang and raciness than anything. That being said, lots of detail here, and deliciousness." 93pts - Mike Bennie - WineFront
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.