2018 Spinifex Esprit GMC

93 Points The Wine Front
In stock
A rich and savoury Grenache blend from the Barossa. Spinifex are boutique players in Barossa, a couple originally from New Zealand and France who are influenced by the spirit of Southern French wine. The Esprit includes a small amount of Cinsault as a spin on the Rhone GSM, Grenache leading with softness and flow while Mataro and Cinsualt back up structure, density and freshness. A superbly layered and savoury style, the Esprit is 'new wave' Barossa at its best.
$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Grape

Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre), Cinsault

Its Origins

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
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.50%
Maturity 2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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