Ricca Terra Riverland Juicy June 2021

November 2, 2022By Yvonne

Ricca Terra Riverland Juicy June 2021 $27 Ash and Holly Ratcliff are the talents behind this early-release (June) blend of grenache and negroamaro grown in the Riverland region of South Australia. They’re about capturing all that youthful, just-harvested energy and you’ll note that in its bright, crimson colour. Unfined and unfiltered, it’s also slightly cloudy … Read More

Borsao Viña Borgia Organic Garnacha 2020

May 29, 2022By Yvonne

Borsao Viña Borgia Organic Garnacha 2020 $19 Paired with Stir-Fried Beef with Green Beans, Gochujang and Kimchi in dish Magazine Issue 104 Winter 2022 With all the heat and heft of the chilli in this recipe, you’d be wanting to slip down the sweeter side of the street. The Borsao Viña Borgia Organic Garnacha 2020 … Read More

Dune McLaren Vale Tirari 2020

September 24, 2021By Yvonne

Dune McLaren Vale Tirari 2020 $26.99 With Coriole Vineyard family pedigree behind them, brothers Peter and Duncan Lloyd, this Blewitt Springs-grown blend of mourvèdre, negroamaro, grenache, touriga and a little bit of shiraz is all sorts of sippable. Smooth, spicy and berry-saturated, here’s a wine with real personality and charm and a long, plummy finish. … Read More

Kalleske Parallax Barossa Valley Grenache 2018

August 27, 2020By Yvonne

Kalleske Parallax Barossa Valley Grenache 2018 $39 approx I’m told that Kalleske (who are certified organic and biodynamic) pick the fruit for the Parallax around 2 to 3 weeks earlier than they normally would for fruit for their other wines.  They then ferment the juice on its stalks and give it a brief maturation in … Read More

Mas de Daumas Moulin de Gassac Pont de Gassac 2017 $36

January 11, 2019By Yvonne

A fleshy-soft blend with cabernet at the helm, backed up by syrah, merlot and grenache, a blend that cuddles the gums and tongue in cashmere-like tannins and a cloak of bright boysenberry and plum fruit. It has cherry, baked beetroot and a lick of leather, plus fresh acidity keeps this dancing on the palate and … Read More

Anciano Old Vines 35yo Garnacha 2015

August 7, 2018By Yvonne

Anciano Old Vines 35yo Garnacha 2015 $19.99 Here’s a comfortingly rich, round and rumpty Spanish Garnacha made from 35 y.o. vines from Calatayud.   Made by Norrel Robertson MW, it’s scented with cough drop characters, Irish Moss, anise, dutch cocoa and hints of saddle leather – all of which saturate onto the palate.  The acidity is fresh, finely tuned … Read More

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Gimblett Gravels Grenache 2014

September 14, 2015By Yvonne

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Gimblett Gravels Grenache 2014 $24 ★★★★ Grenache is super-rare in this country, and Villa Maria have just one solitary hectare of vines planted smack bang in the middle of New Zealand’s most prestigious red wine region.  This is also the only New Zealand grenache made on it’s own, not blended with … Read More

Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Grenache 2007

September 21, 2011By Yvonne

Villa Maria Reserve Gimblett Gravels Grenache 2007 $60  I’ve been waiting for a 100% Grenache from Hawke’s Bay since forever!  Heady roasting pan juices, rosemary and dusty, earthy aromas lead the way to spicy plum, mace and amazingly silky, earthy, blackberry and cherry smoke.  It’s a muscular, meaty wine – and is just sensational with … Read More