"If you are into Grenache, or even if you’re not, then this one is worth a serious look. Bloody marvellous." 96 Points. Ray Jordan, The West Australian
Please note this wine comes unlabelled.
"Another cracking McLaren Vale Grenache indeed." Ken Gargett
"A satisfying and complete wine." Patrick Eckel
"Bloody marvellous" Ray Jordan
"This outstanding Grenache comes from Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale. It is one of the top subregions in Australia for this variety, producing a distinctive style of wine based on some of the best fruit you can find. Wonderful, bright red fruits on the nose capturing the rose petal and spicy characters of this variety. It’s medium weight with such a pretty fresh palate feel. Fine powdery tannins and just a lick of oak from the 15% new French. If you are into Grenache, or even if you’re not, then this one is worth a serious look. Bloody marvellous." 96 Points. Ray Jordan, The West Australian
"A wonderful expression of McLaren Vale fruit with plum and black cherry taking on fresh earth and brown spice. The palate grows in stature with ripe, but balanced dark fruits filling all corners of the mouth. Tannins are fine and give structure, with a saline, integrated line of acidity giving wonderful texture. There is a charcuterie influence that lingers with drying dark fruits to finish. A satisfying and complete wine." Rating: 95 points. Patrick Eckel
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.