Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2018. 98 pts for Bekkers 2015 Grenache- “As close to perfection as you are likely to come with McLaren Vale grenache.”
McLaren Vale Grenache 2015
Hand-picked from three vineyards on 17 Feb, 6 and 25 Mar, the parcels open-fermented with 20% whole bunches, 5-6 days cold soak before wild yeast fermentation, matured on fine lees in used French puncheons. As close to perfection as you are likely to come with McLaren Vale grenache. The perfumed bouquet sets the scene for the silky, supple red-fruited palate, superfine tannins always present, oak flavour absent. Has many of the characteristics of a great pinot noir.