The Resilient Grenache
|The Grenache vines of the Barossa Valley are some of the oldest in the world – having survived the vine pull scheme of the 1980s, as well as life almost permanently on the wrong side of fashion trends in wine. However, this versatile grape variety has endured to be the most widely planted in the world; partly because it’s used in everything from Rose to Fortified , but also because it’s a key component (often anonymously) in some of the world’s greatest wines.
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Wine Press and Accolades
94 points – Kim Brebach – BWU $20 – Dec 2017
The grapes come from old vines, and are turned into wine by Phil Lehmann. It’s awfully young but the charm of youth here is rich and seductive. It’s choc-full of raspberries and plums, pepper and spice and all things nice. Great drinking over the next couple of years, but let it breathe or decant it. So hard to find good Grenache at this price. 94 points.
92 points – Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front – Dec 2017
New wine to the St John’s Road range and so I don’t yet have the correct bottle image. It’s Barossa Grenache matured in all-French oak, none of it new.
It’s a lovely Grenache. It has a swing to it. Raspberry and redcurrant with flashes of anise and dry, sweet spice. A little jubey perhaps. Succulent too. You just want to drink it, and drink it. Very nicely priced it is too.