2019 Vanguardist Grenache

2019 Vanguardist Grenache

$54.00


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+