One of the very best sub-$50 Grenache in Australia. Also included in Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2020.
"It’s a really good wine. It will be better with a few more years under its belt" Gary Walsh.
"97 Points. Primarily produced from 100+yo estate vines, it is a model of consistent style, quality and supreme value. Its balance is marvellous, appropriate for a wine that makes its statement of juicy red berries, Turkish delight and rose petals without fuss or fanfare. $45. 14.5% alc. Drink by 2029. Screwcap." James Halliday, Top 100 Wines 2020.
"94+ Points. Predominantly sourced from vines that are over a hundred years old. Mark Bulman (winemaker) loves his Grenache. It has a lovely perfume that’s kind of warm and comforting. It smells of brown spices, dried flowers and herbs, golden fruitcake, raspberries and poached strawberries. It’s juicy and ripe in fruit, but earthy and shot through with sweet spices and orange peel. Tannin is a little gritty and grippy, and the finish is long, saline and stony. It’s a really good wine. It will be better with a few more years under its belt. Tasted : Sep20 14.5% alc. $45 Screwcap Drink: 2022 - 2028+" Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
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.