Showing posts with label Grenache. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grenache. Show all posts

Saturday, 16 September 2023

Chateau Paul Mas Clos des Mûres 2021


This juggernaut of a bottle from France hits our shores once more. For all its hulking presence, it's only $25 but its weight certainly gives the impression that it is a lot more important than the price suggests.

Thursday, 14 September 2023

Yalumba Vine Vale Grenache 2022


Sexy as always, this is always my favourite Grenache in the Yalumba range. 

Yalumba Tri-Centenary Grenache 2021


Planted in 1889, the Tri-Centenary block has been around for three centuries, hence the name. A Grenache like no other, the weight and complexity don't match the bright colour in the glass. This is an impressive wine.

Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2021


Ever reliable, this is a great Grenache to wrap your lips around. A glass of medium-bodied delish, some of the fruit comes from 100+ year old vines. Value much?

Chapel Hill MV Bush Vine Grenache 2022


A Grenache with some depth, the fruit and spices mingle with ease delivering a wine with an attractive presence and flow.

Monday, 11 September 2023

Monday, 28 August 2023

Yangarra Estate Preservative Free Grenache 2022


PF for Preservative Free. Such a pretty hue captures the eye but there is some heft in the glass. 

Friday, 18 August 2023

Barossa Bourne Old Vine Grenache 2022


Put this Barossa Bourne Old Vine Grenache in the old boot category. Reliable and comfortable, keep it within reach and it won't let you down.

Thursday, 17 August 2023

Planta Circa Ancestor Grenache 2021


This Grenache from Purple Hands is a sheer delight to drink. Coming from Ancestor Vines planted in 1880, resistance is futile.

Friday, 11 August 2023

Soul Growers Equilibrium GSM 2022

This is what a great GSM looks like. It's not about the points but more about the pleasure and the delish factor it delivers. This Soul Growers absolutely smashes the brief. Need a reliable red to fall back on? Look no further.

Wednesday, 9 August 2023

Yangarra Estate Noir 2022


Such an intriguing wine, this Yangarra Estate Noir is bursting with curiosity and interest. I could keep my nose in the glass for a while - it is so expressive. 

Tuesday, 8 August 2023

Barossa Bourne GSM 2022


Mid-week bliss on a platter, this is such an easygoing and uncomplicated slurp. This Barossa GSM is that bottle of red wine you can turn to if you seek a good drink without too much complexity. Not too heavy and not too light, it's smack bang in the safety zone.

Saturday, 5 August 2023

Purple Hands Grenache 2022


From the clay soils of the southern Barossa, this is a great drink to kick back with. Firm on opening, it's a wine that keeps its cards close to its chest. Give it time and a few swirls to reveal itself and you'll see it at its best - and it's worth that little wait.

Wednesday, 2 August 2023

Torbreck Hillside Grenache 2021


Torbreck is the second oldest functioning family winery in Barossa (apart from Seppeltsfield) and the vines for this Grenache were planted in 1949 - two interesting facts for history lovers to chew over according to winemaker Ian Hongell. Here we have a generous wine from the southern sub-region of Lyndoch which is also the warmest part of the valley. 

Sunday, 30 July 2023

Torbreck Les Amis Grenache 2020


With its feet steeped in stone soils, the Torbreck Les Amis is a wine with a heavy oak influence. Made for later, put it away and bring it out in 10 years+.

Friday, 7 July 2023

Bethany First Valley Grenache 2021


Imagine jumping around on a pile of juicy raspberries - precisely what is happening here. This is a super delicious and smashable Grenache coming at ya from Bethany Wines. 

Monday, 3 July 2023

Yelland and Papps Old Vine Grenache 2022


What sheer delight this is. A glorious ride through the pleasure zone, this Old Vine Grenache is a joyous expression of the variety.

Friday, 16 June 2023

Juxtaposed Wait Vineyard Grenache 2021


More sophisticated than the Smart/Wait Grenache blend, this walks with a furrowed brow and intent. The focus of this release is quite noticeable and is a step to the right compared to the usual joyful and juicy Grenache wines seen in the past.

Wednesday, 14 June 2023

Juxtaposed Smart/Wait Grenache 2021


From the hands of the AWRI guru Dr Wes Pearson comes this Juxtaposed Grenache. A blend of fruit from the famed Smart and Wait vineyards (Clarendon and Blewitt Springs respectively), this 2021 is a muscular rendition.

Friday, 9 June 2023

Barossa Boy Little Tacker GSM 2018

This is my first look at these Barossa Boy wines and the consistency across the range is what stands out. Well made with plenty of personality, this GSM is a blend that you can faithfully keep going back to time and again.