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From two vineyards each more than 75 years old, in Blewitt Springs and Clarendon. Our expression of McLaren Vale Grenache: delicate, aromatic, complex, concentrated and long.
From the Wait vineyard in Blewitt Springs, planted in 1943, and the Smart Vineyard in Clarendon, planted 1921. It’s the wine we’ve become known for and 2019 is another in a long line of consistent, delicious Grenache wines from these two vineyards. Matured in old French oak barrels, with no adds, fining or filtering, this wine is meant to be an unadulterated expression of McLaren Vale Grenache, showcasing what this noble grape is capable of when grown in the right sites.
95 points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
95 points - QWine
94 points - Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review
SMUG Known for his photo realism graffiti work, Smug, or Smug One, aka Sam Bates, is an Australian
contemporary street artist of great skill. Using nothing but spray cans, he was able to gain
mastery over a difficult task of making highly technical pieces that are somehow edgy, cheeky,
and incredibly playful. In order to recreate absolute realism, artists usually have a lot of time on
their hands, tiny and precise brushes, and a quiet work space where no one will disturb them.
Those are the three things that none of the graffiti writers have at their disposal, and yet, some of
them, Smug being the perfect example, are able to create amazing large-scale wall pieces that
look like they could be photographs. There is hardly a compliment of greater significance for any
artist attempting to work in photo realism. Instagram @smugone