2018 Spinifex Esprit GMC
Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre), Cinsault
What The Critics Say
93/100 The Wine Front, Mike Bennie
"Grenache. No 2016 or 2017 Esprit. Mataro and shiraz fill out the blend. Old vines (150-year-old plus for grenache). Good times. Very smart wine. Earthy, savoury bouquet with dried but fresh-feeling berry fruits, some dark chocolate notes, but faint, black jelly bean and anise. The palate is supple, draws long to a fine pucker, feels a bit ’emery board texture’ and shows some inky concentration though the wine rides high on cool acidity. It’s quite an elegant wine at the same time as being a bit rugged, in the best sense. I like this." Drink 2019 - 2025
96/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday (2015 vintage)
"58% grenache, 40% mataro, 2% cinsaut, whole berry/whole bunch wild fermentation, matured for 14 months in large-format used French oak. This is still at the dawn of its life, the colour brilliant, but deep, the bouquet simply directing traffic to the medium-bodied palate that has so much to say. Red and dark fruits come first spice, herbs and earth next, frisky tannins on the finish."
|Variety||Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend|
|Maturity||2019 - 2025|
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