One of Australia's best. Has won 3 trophies at 2 wines so far.
Trophy - Best Grenache - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020Trophy - Best Red Varietal - Royal Perth Wine Show 2020Trophy - Best SA Wine - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020Gold Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 202096 Points - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020Gold Medal - Royal Perth Wine Show 2020
"Deep youthful red/purple colour with a gloriously fresh, perfumed aroma of rose, violet, red and darker berries, the palate intense and gentle, soft and round and elegantly-structured, with great drinkability already and oodles of charm. Lovely wine." Rating: 93 Points. TOP VALUE. Huon Hooke
"McLaren Vale provenance in the modern Grenache game has big pulling power, here from the southern end of the region which leads it towards a more medium to fuller bodied wine rather than lighter more pinot-esque styling. Crafted without oak, its varietal fragrance is bang on par, with definite earthy, peppery and sweetly herbal and spicy toned crimson fruits that trigger raspberry, Turkish delight like flavours with sticky, come-again mouth feels. Plenty of interest if you like your grenache leaning more towards a shiraz style. Good value at $24". Rating: 93 Points; Tony Love
Where this wine comes from - McLaren Vale
Just south of Adelaide in South Australia, McLaren Vale is a red wine drinker’s haven, producing rich, velvety textured reds the state is known for. Looking over St Vincent Gulf, the maritime influence in McLaren Vale helps to keep summer temperatures down while the steady temperatures are perfect for producing balanced reds that are certainly easy on the palate. In a similar vein to the Barossa, McLaren Vale hangs its hat on Shiraz, but similarly, Grenache and Mourvèdre play a strong supporting role – perhaps outshining the star of the show on occasion! Certainly its GSM blends deserve recognition, producing seamless wines. Enjoying its Mediterranean climate, it comes as no surprise that the wines of McLaren Vale are perfect with hearty Italian dishes – ragout, pizza, or an antipasto platter – you can’t go wrong.