2019 Vanguardist Grenache

2019 Vanguardist Grenache


Reviewed by Gary Walsh, THE WINEFRONT 

Posted on 24.07.2020

Blewitt Springs, and the lowest crop in 50 years, says winemaker and extra on Vikings, Michael Corbett. A little more whole bunch this year, and elevage for 14 months in 2200L Slavonian caskes, from Italy, being a new thing.

This is a superb wine. It’s fresh and distinctly mineral, yet deep and concentrated. So alive. So light on its feet. It has fresh raspberry and cherry flavour, dried rose perfume, a little spice and almond. The tannin sweeps and grips, but feels almost playful. Finish is so long, bright and packed with firm graphite tannin. It’s bloody McLaren Vale G. Mascarello. I can’t believe what I’m tasting.

Rated : 97 Points
Tasted : Jul20
Alcohol : 14.2%
Price : $54
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2021 - 2032+