The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson. 96pts for Bekkers Grenache 2016. “It’s a deluxe wine if ever there was one.”
Posted on 01 December 2017.
The 2015 had me in knots but not so with this 2016 Bekkers Grenache. It sees 20% whole bunches, is fermented wild, and all goes into old, large-format oak.
Yes it’s warm with alcohol but it’s a quite stupendously good wine. It’s rich with character, fruit and length. It’s a deluxe wine is ever there was one. Dutch chocolate, cranberries, squishy fresh raspberries, fresh mint and sarsaparilla. It’s bursting to please but regardless it charges on through the finish, tannin whistling as it passes. It’s terribly good; call it grand and be done.
Rated : 96 Points
Alcohol : 15%
Price : $80
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2018 – 2028+