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2021 Mystery McLaren Vale Grenache Deal No. 00

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The Collective Review

Sky high scores for Australia's most in demand variety, this is going to fly out the door.

Philip Rich recently said regarding the 2024 Halliday award judging I’ve said it before and I'll say it again – grenache was a showstopper.

This Mystery wine has stopped all the critics in their tracks.

96 Points Toni Paterson MW The Real Review

"The wine is bold and fresh and bouncy in the mouth, with bright raspberry fruit, intense and pure and deep, a wine of potential which is seductively charming right now." - 95 Points Huon Hooke

"Strong and expressive wine with an abundance of ripe fruits." - Kasia Sobiesia. The Wine Front

Need we say more?

The winemaker is described as a polymath and perfectionist on a lifelong vinous treasure hunt. You know the label, if you're savvy you definitely bought it before. Grenache is the new black dress, all occasions, all tastes and just makes you feel a million bucks. McLaren Vale is where it's at for sublime, cellar worthy and mind boggling examples.

4x double gold medals and coming at you for $29.99 this is as good as it gets!

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Critic Reviews
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Andrea Pritzker MW - winepilot.com

Global Fine Wine Challenge 2022

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Toni Paterson MW - The Real Review

Global Fine Wine Challenge 2022

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Huon Hooke - The Real Review

Medium-depth red-purple, youthful and bright colour. Sweetly ripe raspberry pastille aroma, hints of brown spices including clove and a note of walnut. The wine is bold and fresh and bouncy in the mouth, with bright raspberry fruit, intense and pure and deep, a wine of potential which is seductively charming right now. Tannins are very present but easygoing. A very smart young grenache, long and elegant.

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Andrew Caillard MW - The Vintage Journal

Medium deep crimson. Herb garden negroni, strawberry, red cherry aromas. Well concentrated and classical in style with strawberry negroni like flavours, superb mid-palate viscosity, some stone fruit notes and lacy/ chalky tannins. Finishes al dente firm with stalky complexity. Stylish and different. Drink 2024–2030 14.3% alc

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Ned Goodwin - Halliday's Wine Companion

A cuvee that is growing in stature. A slake of sandy tannins compresses fecund strawberry, bergamot, pomegranate and hibiscus. A whiff of whole bunches, too, for intrigue. More in common with the contemporary glimpse toward pinot noir and altitudinal riffs of Spain than anything heavy or clunky. Juicy acidity, beguiling length and dappled sweetness, nothing more. A diaphanous finish of sap and verve.

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Kasia Sobiesiak - The Wine Front

High-toned bright red fruits infused with Chinese five spice. Violets, cooked raspberries, rose jam. Cherry dipped in rum and dark chocolate to finish the aromas. Now onto the palate. Juicy and woody. Drying tannin, savoury, dried mushrooms. And the rum-dipped cherry bonbon again. It has a real warming kick towards the end, making it extra spicy and full in body. It’s glossy, polished fruit, generous oak. Finishing with more oak than fruit. Strong and expressive wine with an abundance of ripe fruits and thick wood framing.

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Tasting Notes

Colour: Purple-vermillion; clear rim edge; a translucency reminiscent of pinot noir. Nose: Earthy and yet also quite perfumed; classic McLaren Vale grenache musk and nosegay. Meaty, blackberried, mulberried, quince-pasted, and then a slice of pastrami, courtesy of the subtle oak. The aromatics and bouquet bounce off each other as the wine spends more time in the glass. (And please use a big, rounded one, as you would for pinot noir…) Palate: Depth and texture offset by a subtle savouriness and linear acidity. Gentle tannic gruffness is the essential third player in this naturally composed triptych. The background spice and roundness of mostly older oak just, just, sings out, but entirely in tune with those primary berry fruit flavours. A red wine that grows in the glass, with air. Food Pairing: Wet-roasted goat or young lamb, cooked with too many root vegetables and a touch of red wine vinegar. Or, in warmer months, a homemade terrine, properly fatty, under the shade of a midday tree.

Winemakers Note

The Faraway Tree of McLaren Vale Grenache is a part of our Firehawk Farm, a single biodynamically run vineyard perched atop an ancient ridge overlooking McLaren Vale the Willunga escarpment and the Gulf St Vincent. Firehawk is our Native Bird of Prey that soars over our vineyards; acting as scarecrow to other birds, rabbits and the like that eat ripening grapes. Selected bunches were handpicked by family and friends in early March. We gently crushed half of the fruit over whole bunches into open top fermenters. After 10 days of fermentation the wine was basket pressed into French oak barrels, a third new and the balance seasoned. This was followed by 18 months maturation with minimal winemaking artefact before bottling, to capture the essence of the vineyard. The wine will reward cellaring and decanting. This wine is suitable for vegans.

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