The Wine Front, Mike Bennie. 2017 Bekkers Grenache, 95pts. “Here’s a world class Grenache…Excellent indeed.”

Posted on December 13th, by Toby Bekkers in Reviews. No Comments



Toby Bekkers (and family) story of their own label is intertwined in detail and labour, with a focus on vineyard, which could come out of the marketing playbook, only it’s really real in this case. A dedicated, site-focussed project with wines that follow vineyard, rather than wines made to market. These are a very impressive suite of wines each release. Here’s a world class grenache.

Svelte and lithe, perfumed and delicately flavoured, a beautiful wine that reveals itself quietly in the glass. Scents of dried raspberry, pomegranate, cherry, green herbs and briar, a touch of mushroom. The palate sits just over medium weight, shaped well with a spread of lacy tannins, drawn long on lightly creamy texture, a generosity of ripe fruit flavour but understated too, and finishes fine and pitch-perfect gently sweet. You could say ‘a pinosity here’ but it’s wholly grenache, and excellent for that. Excellent indeed.

Rated : 95 Points

Tasted : DEC18

Alcohol : 15%

Price : $80

Closure : Screwcap

Drink : 2018 – 2027