"A slurpy grenache, corpulent and warm. Redolent of orange rind, macerated red berries, cranberry and bergamot. Easy to drink and easy to get knocked out by! Freshness in check." 93pts - Ned Goodwin - Wine Companion
The 2018 Samuel’s Gorge Grenache is elegant, opening with peppery blood orange and cinnamon. Hints of amaro, field strawberries and undergrowth abound before light, delicate tannins flood the mouth with cherry, faint liquorice and soft red fruits, leaving a fresh acid zing and persistent spice-laden finish. Enjoy with de-boned garfish wrapped in vine leaf and brik pastry with tabouleh salad.
"A slurpy grenache, corpulent and warm. Redolent of orange rind, macerated red berries, cranberry and bergamot. Easy to drink and easy to get knocked out by! Freshness in check. While grenache is undeniably delicious, albeit, not the most structurally endowed, a bit more tannic nourishment would do wonders." 93pts - Ned Goodwin - Wine Companion
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.