Grenache Expressions 6 Pack
2017 Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache (rrp $46)
Respected wine commentator Huon Hooke has just rated this wine 95 points, describing it as an “utterly charming interpretation of Grenache”, reinforcing the wine’s position amongst the very finest Barossa Grenache.
2018 Schwarz Grenache Project (rrp $45)
Of the six wines, this is the most delicate expression of Grenache – an almost Pinot Noir-like wine of exceptional balance and finesse. A perfect example of a winemaker daring to push the boundaries to break new ground in Barossa Grenache.
2018 Spinifex Papillon (rrp $31)
An eternal favourite and time in the bottle have now allowed Papillon to fully express itself. We doubt there is a more delicious expression of Grenache made anywhere else on the planet! (Yes, it’s that tasty!)
2018 Collins Grenache Project (rrp $45)
At the opposite end of the spectrum to the Schwarz Grenache Project wine, this is more Shiraz like in flavour, character and texture. Led by classic red fruit and spice, but with loads of rich black dark fruits lurking in the background. Tasting this side by side with the Schwarz wine is the ultimate example of how much influence the approach in the winery can have on a single Grenache vineyard.
2018 Ryan/ Cowham Grenache Project (rrp $45)
With Schwarz at the Pinot-esque end of the scale, and Collins at the Shiraz-like end, this wine is almost dead centre. A beautiful, juicy and bright Grenache that showcases the classic plush, full fruit palate that is the hallmark of the 2018 vintage.
2016 Spinifex Garcon Grenache (rrp $42)
Another example of why Pete Schell is held in such high regard by his winemaking peers. A deft touch in the winery preserves and promotes all that is good about Barossa Grenache – plenty of spice and loads of juicy red fruits balanced by a bright line of acidity and a backbone of fine tannin from partial whole bunch fermentation.