"From a thicket of older, Blewitt Springs vines this is grenache that comes in off the vineyard on the Mac Forbes-Joe Holyman picking time line, ending up at a light weight 10.8% alcohol. Extended maceration does the deed for structure and tension in the wine. Lively Louis Schofield suggests its an homage to Pfifferling (L’Anglore) and Leroy, per se, in the vein of light weight but very architectural and perfumed wines.
Hits the spot. Pale garnet colour. Scents of pickled plums and rose hip tea, Earl Grey tea; similar flavours. Light weight, indeed, a sheath of silty tannins lending tug and chew, nervy acidity all perky and crunchy through the core. Fragrant, piercing, long and fine, a beautiful, fine-boned red of levity, freshness and bitey, thirst-quenching tang. Fantastic drinking and I reckon this one will do a treat in the cellar. Stellar, in its filigreed way." -Mike Bennie