One of the very best sub-$50 Grenache in Australia | 95+pts - WineFront
"Sourced from predominantly 100 year old vines on the Turkey Flat Vineyard. Winemaker Mark Bulman is something of a Grenache enthusiast, and rightly so, because it’s a better grape than Shiraz. This is a serious sort of Grenache, packed with tannin and a meaty reductive character (as a young wine, at least). Cherry pip, raspberry, maybe strawberry, but dry feeling and distinctly not sweet, falling more to hazelnuts and ironstone character. It has a latent rosy perfume tucked in there, concentration with lightness and ‘mineral’ feel, and a long tannic finish. It’s top shelf." 95+pts - Gary Walshe - 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.