Ned Goodwin – 2021 Halliday Reviews
An astute blend of 64% Grenache, the remainder the rewardingly ferrous Mataro.
This should be the archetypal Barossan blend, with Shiraz shifted to the back burner of any blend. An exceptional Rose in an age when it has unsurped Chardonnay’s mantle as the most exciting category of Australian wine. Partly barrel fermented after gentle crushing, resplendent with stems.
Musk stick, watermelon and loganberry scents meander along a hinge of gentle acidity but more impressive, a pillow of herbal phenolics. Rhone cometh. Others take note. Sophisticated Rose of great pleasure. A food wine akin to fine Tavel.
Rated: 95 Points | Drink: 2020 – 2021