Cellar Door Price 100 AUD. "Its wonderfully ripe and seductively complex, showing dark berry, cedar, anise, thyme and subtle cocoa notes on the nose. The impressively concentrated palate offers expansive mouthfeel and silky flow, back by loads of fine-grained tannins. Multi-layered and gratifying. At its best: At its best: now to 2035. Price: $100.00; Rating: 96 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit." The new faces behind the Curtis Family Vineyards are Mark, Thomas & Jenna Curtis, with the guidance of their father, Claudio Curtis who lives on the vineyard just outside McLaren Vale. The name Curtis is thought to derive from Curtius, a...
Eperosa Grenache Mataro 2020 Organic [AC 93]
Halliday Winemaker of the Year 2021. Andrew Caillard MW 93 points. Medium light crimson. Fragrant and sweet red cherry, redcurrant, strawberry aromas with Campari, negroni- like complexity. Seductive red cherry stone, Campari, strawberry flavours, fine bittersweet textures, very good mid-palate richness and integrated fresh acidity. A hint of tar. Quite pinot-noir like with a whip of acidity at the finish. Drink now – 2026 12.3% alc 93 points. 67% Grenache, 33% Bushvine Mataro - Krondorf Vineyard. Organically farmed, single vineyard. Soil: Sandy loam/heavy red clay over a calcareous subsoil. Tasting notes: Ruby red fruit, red musk,...
Eperosa Stonegarden 1858 Vines Grenache 2020 [AC 95]
Halliday Winemaker of the Year 2021. Andrew Caillard MW 95 points. Medium crimson. Intense musky plum, strawberry, herb garden aniseed. Lovely musky plum, strawberry, orange rind, aniseed flavours and fine loose knit chalky textures. Superb mid-palate volume and mineral length. A flourish of mataro (3%) and shiraz (2%) gives the wine complexity and torque. Absolutely delicious. Drink now - 2032 14 % alc 95 points. 95% Grenache, 3% Mataro, 2% Shiraz - Springton, Eden Valley. Single block planted in 1858. Soil: Granitic rock with quartz seams. Elevation: 395m. No fining, no filtration. 14.0% Alc. Tasting notes: Deep, powerful brambly red...
Gemtree Small Batch Grenache 2019 Organic [JH 95]
James Halliday 95 points. Grenache McLaren Vale Made from small parcels of organic fruit, this wine is an expression of the joy and curiosity of winemaking. Beautiful perfume lift. Notes of raspberries, boysenberry, red cherry, plum, violets, spice and juniper. This is an exciting wine! Deliciously juicy with wonderful lines and generous exotic berry flavors. Textural with silky tannins and a sweet finish, perfectly balanced.
Gemtree Small Batch SBE Grenache 2020 [JS 93]
James Suckling – 93 Points Gold Medal, Global Organic Masters, 2021. Gold Medal, McLaren Vale Wine Show, 2021. Gourmet Wine Traveller, Nick Stock – 93 Points Certified organic Low preservative Vegan Friendly. Wine Front 94 points. 94 points & GOLD Winefront Small Batch range is something about freer winemaking approach and here grenache. Lively, quaffable, good detail, layers of spice, red berry fruit, rose water, dry-amaro-tinged acidity. Lovely! Such a pleasing, delicious and finely wrought drink. Very good in any shade. - Mike Bennie. Deep, rich and textural, 2020 Egg Grenache presents the complete package. We only made...
Gemtree Small Batch SBO Grenache 2020 Organic [JS 94]
James Suckling – 94 Points McLaren Vale Wine Show 2021 – GOLD – 94 Points Silver Medal, Global Organic Masters 2021. Quite pale ruby, watery rim. Interesting nose, some ripe red berry fruit, crushed starwberry, also some apple and almost herbal, stemmy notes, touch of apple. Palate too, lovely mix of soft, ripe, perfumed cherry and strawberry fruit, then some stemmy, herbal character, dried flowers, layered, complex interesting wine with touch of spice, some dry fine tannin, but core is lovely soft red berry fruit. Nice balance too. Fresh, long, lifted. Hard not to drink. Just a touch natural on the finish, bit of apple....
Head Barossa Old Vine Grenache 2019 [JH 97]
James Halliday (97 points & "Winner of the James Halliday Grenache Challenge 2020"): “The winning wine was a superb example of regionality and complexity, with earthy savouriness coupled with beautifully bright fruit and structure.” James Suckling (95 points): "This has rich blackberry and raspberry aromas with cloves, spicy oak, red plums and violets. The palate is very plush, deep and smoothly textured. Ripe tannins stretch long and carry blueberry, dark-cherry and blackberry flavors. Drink or hold."
Head Barossa Old Vine Grenache 2020 [WF 93]
Wine Front 93 points. "From a vineyard in Krondorf. 80 year old vines with 8% Mataro. Juicy, purple, ripe raspberry, brown spices. Gummy feel, saucy and spicy, tannin has some grit, and finish is jubey and fairly long. Feels a little different from the usual offerings from Head, in terms of Grenache, though that’s perhaps a function of the vintage." - Gary Walsh, Wine Front. Grenache sourced from vines in the Krondorf subregion with an average age of 80 years old. Red and dark plum fruits flow forth here, with plenty of spice backing, a light sheath of red floral notes and a waft of ginger cake. There is abundant, pithy...
Massena Stonegarden Grenache 2019 [WA 97]
Wine Advocate 97 points. Total production 208 dozen. The 2019 Stonegarden Grenache is made with fruit from the Stonegarden Vineyard (bush vines planted circa 1858) in the Eden Valley. This is so good. It shows all of the mineralogy and graphite tannins that are so commonly found in the Eden Valley—part of what makes it such a special place. I was there recently, and driving up Mengler's Hill not only affords you a most epic view back over the Barossa Valley floor, but I find it the best place to understand the rocks in the earth that rise up out of the ground there. This wine has such endurance of flavor in the mouth that I can...
Seppeltsfield Great Terraced Vineyard Barossa Grenache 2021 [AC 97]
Cellar Door price 95 aud. This Seppeltsfield Single Vineyard Barossa Grenache wine was fermented in the historic 1888 Gravity Cellar, gently extracting colour and tannin. This wine is a pure and fine translation of the Great Terraced Vineyard. Hand pruned and hand-picked from our icon vineyard on the Estate - Great Terraced Vineyard. Planted in 1855 and re-planted commencing in 1958. The wine exhibits weight, poise and refinement, it displays ripe raspberry and blackberry fruit with anise, cinnamon and a core of iron and graphite. Matured in well seasoned French Oak Foudre’s and puncheons for up to 9 months. 97 Points awarded by...
Teusner G Barossa Grenache 2018 [JH 94]
Lovely expression of grenache. It has meat on its bones yet it remains delicate; everything here feels as though it's been etched into place. It tastes of red licorice and asphalt, twiggy spices and cedar, and at all times it's the Barossa and grenache doing the talking, oak in a supporting role only. It's another winner from the Teusner team. 94 points Campbell MW winecompanion.com.au.
Turkey Flat Grenache 2018 [JH 97]
Predominantly sourced from estate vines planted over 100 years ago. It's been treated with total respect in the winery, matured in used oak without any additions other than SO2. Extraordinary value for a wine with decades ahead. 97 points. James Halliday. Published 21 March 2022
Turkey Flat Grenache 2021 [Gold]
Gold Medal, Barossa Wine Show 2022. Turkey Flat has more than 25 years experience in making Grenache. This older variety for South Australia has a natural home in the Barossa, although respect for the variety as a maker of fine wine has only recently been achieved. It has been an important part of the Turkey Flat range since 1992. Beautiful floral and spiced aromatics, bright fruit that fills out into more complex spiced and savoury characteristics, and strong tannins that will ensure longevity.
Varney Wines Grenache 2021 [JH 93]
Old Bush Vine Grenache of 70+ years sourced from two distinguished sites in the McLaren Vale sub-regions of Blewitt Springs and Seaview. Harvested slightly early to retain natural acidity and vibrancy. Hand-Picked. Cold soaked. 50% whole bunch wild fermented carbonic maceration. 14 - 18 days on skins in headed down open fermenters. Pressed to seasoned French Hogsheads. Matured for 6 months and racked once prior to bottling. 100% Grenache 100 dozen made 13.8% Alc/Vol. THE VINEYARD Old Bush Vine Grenache of 70+ years sourced from two distinguished sites in the McLaren Vale sub-regions of Blewitt Springs and Seaview. WINEMAKING Harvested...
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