2018 Juxtaposed Old Vine Grenache


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Wine Notes

The 2018 Grenache is a blend of two vineyards from the north-east end of McLaren Vale. Fruit was harvested from Bernard Smart’s vineyard in Clarendon (planted in 1921), and the Wait family vineyard in Blewitt Springs (planted in 1942). The fruit was handpicked, crushed and destemmed. Ferments were handled gently with no additions, pressed into very old oak hogshead barrels on completion of primary fermentation and left on fine lees for elevage. The wines were not fined or filtered.

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Recent Reviews

The Wine Front

“Mint Pattie, raspberry, dusty spices, foresty and floral perfume. Medium bodied, lovely fleshiness and red fruit flavour mingling with almost sandy tannin and some savoury/umami stuff. Finish pushes out nicely with succulence of red fruit and tannin to clean it up. Keeps getting better in the glass: a good sign.”
93 /100

QWine Reviews

“I pity da fool who doesn’t like this Grenache. What a belter! Such a delicious and moreish wine with a killer label. A standing ovation for the whole package Wes Pearson.
This wine is fragrant, vibrant with energetic fruit. Raspberries and gorgeous floral aromas captivate from the outset. Some aniseed and twigginess too. Medium bodied, the fruits washes across the mouth as though it sits on a puffed up pillow. Dried herb and savoury feels tick away before fine spices crawl through ever so subtly to a long finish tugging at you to get back for more asap. Damn it’s a good drink. A wine you could be completely selfish with and not feel bad.”


Oz Wine Review

(2017) Delicious wine, with super packaging and A1 attention to detail. There’s this lucidity and brightness here, but it goes beyond crunchy red fruit, with an undercurrent of darker bits thanks to the whole bunch components, and finishing with real tannins. It’s more ripe Pinot than Shiraz, more prettiness than power, and more medium than full, but so delicious fine finish of light tannins. It’s a beauty. A picture-perfect McLaren Vale Grenache. I might even be underrating it.