Juicy Reds 6 pack March 2019
Each six-pack contains a bottle each of:
Spinifex Barossa Syrah 2018 (RRP $31)
The torchbearer for a new approach to Barossa Shiraz. Still packed with black fruits, but gone is the flabby, muffin top middle palate. A powerhouse of a wine and remarkable value from one of the best of the current crop of Barossa winemakers.
Schwarz Barossa Shiraz 2017 (RRP $35)
A great 91+ review from Campbell Mattinson says it all. “Fresh. Aromatic. Energetic. You have to admire the way this wine has been presented. It’s as much savoury and woodsy as it is and fruity, and while it shows vigour at every turn it never seems either pushy or try hard. Like this. It’s good.”
Artisans of Barossa Grenache Project 2018 – Jaysen Collins (RRP $45)
Of the six wines made for the 2018 Grenache Project, this is by far the biggest, richest and juiciest. Plum-red in colour. The nose is a complex array of freshly tilled earth, dried meats, game and savoury spice aromas. Fleshy, dark-cherry flavours with charming rustic chewy tannins, and refreshing acidity. A wholesome wine with great length of flavour, rich and full-bodied style.
Soul Growers ‘Equilibrium’ Grenache Mataro Shiraz 2017 (RRP $28)
The chaps at Soul Growers will be our neighbours when we open the doors to the new home of Artisans of Barossa early next year. We popped in for a neighbourly taste last week, and this juicy Barossa red blend left its mark (We left carrying 6 bottles it was that good!) Winemaker Stu Bourne is a great mate and agreed to share a little of this wine with our Artisans’ Friends.
Artisans of Barossa Small Batch Barossa Shiraz 2017 (RRP $38)
A rush of export orders, and we now have less than 30 dozen of this second bottling of Barossa Shiraz made by Corey Ryan. Every time we try this wine, we’re gobsmacked by the value in the bottle. A big, solid, rich and very juicy Barossa Shiraz – delish!
Jack West Single Vineyard Barossa Valley Grenache 2018 (RRP $30)
This wine has a codename, and that codename is DRS….for Dangerous Red Stuff. I don’t think we’ve ever come across a more drinkable, slurpable and more pleasurable Barossa red than Jack West’s Barossa Valley Grenache. Bright, juicy, spicy red fruits, terrific mid-palate weight and a bright line of acidity that seems to make this wine delicious to an irresistibly dangerous level.