“It’s a marvellous grenache. It has a bit of beef, a bit of flesh, and yet it promotes dryness, spice and structure ahead of fruit. It’s not thick or massively intense but it’s convincing and indeed powerful, by its own design. Licorice, graphite, flings of dried herbs and bushes, a campfire smokiness. It’s textural, it’s aromatic, it’s a treat. The linger of tannin and flavour here is quite superb. Your best glassware, please.” – Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)
6 in stock
There are only 0.7ha of beautiful 40+-year-old Grenache vines on the Rayner Block. The public knows the vineyard for it’s supreme Shiraz. Many a winemaker has sought it for its stunning Grenache.
This is the top red wine in the Bondar range for a reason. As with all of the best modern styles of Grenache coming out of McLaren Vale, the emphasis here is squarely placed on making a fresh, aromatic yet powerful style of wine and Selina and Andre have nailed it!
Campbell Mattinson called it a “Marvelous Grenache” and awarded it 94 points but with only 135 dozen in existence of wine, you’ll have to be quick if you want to find out what he’s talking about.
Drink some now, keep some for later, we have a feeling this will be something pretty special in a few years time.
Another win for the Bondars and for all lovers McLaren Vale Grenache lovers!