Don’t mind me, I’ll just be over here banging on about how good Barossa Grenache is (again). This red is a year old than the Vine Vale and a different shape (darker, rounder, riper) but on a similar high plain of quality.
From a block planted in 1954 in the Northern Barossa, it spend 8.5 months in older oak. What a showcase for Grenache. Red and black fruits, the palate softly spoken and ripe, but with whispers of tomato bush and some spice in amongst the ocean of raspberry pastilles. No oak, it’s driven purely on fruit power in a pure, softly textural, ripe and round mould, finishing just a little warm.
An essay in the simple red fruit glory of Barossa Grenache. Varietal and very slurpable, I’m convinced. Best drinking: to at least a decade. But why wait? 18.5/20, 94/100. 14%, $50. Would I buy it? I’d go a bottle for sure.