So what is so special about it? Put simply, it's just a classy wine. It's well built, all the intricacies of Barossa power are there but the way the tannins blend seamlessly into this moreish, seductively sweet wine means one glass simply isn't enough. It's predominantly 100+ year old vines, and it shows. Absolutely stellar.
This is a serious sort of Grenache, packed with tannin and a meaty reductive character (as a young wine, at least). Cherry pip, raspberry, maybe strawberry, but dry feeling and distinctly not sweet, falling more to hazelnuts and ironstone character. It has a latent rosy perfume tucked in there, concentration with lightness and ‘mineral’ feel, and a long tannic finish. It’s top shelf."
For this price, it's astounding that the lion's share of the grenache in this wine hails from 100+yo estate-grown vines; we are indeed a lucky country. A vibrant red-fruited aromatic blast with hints of ginger cake, cola, exotic spice, purple flowers and light Turkish delight lift. Juicy and pure, yet with a stony, savoury lean on the finish. Consistently delightful drinking and a regional classic.