FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Enticing and highly enjoyable."
FOUR STARS 91/100 | Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
Yalumba Samuel's Collection Bush Vine Grenache is the boss's new favourite sub$25 Barossa red - a wonderfully middleweight wine that is loaded with personality and soft, slurpy, easy drinking charm. Think of it like a cross between gutsy Central Otago Pinot Noir and lush Barossa Shiraz and you're on the right track.
It's a richly flavoured style but more in the savoury red fruit spectrum - so it provides a lovely counterpoint to the blockbusters the Barossa is best know for. If you're looking for a general purpose red that stands out from the pack but is a sure fire winner, this is one of the safest bets in the market.
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "True to variety, it's sweetly perfumed on the nose with ripe cherry, raspberry, floral and mixed spice aromas, leading to a silky-smooth palate displaying plush texture and mellow tannins. Enticing and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2030."
Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews writes "Bright, deep ruby-red, lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and filled with red berry, cherry and subtle spice aromas. Medium-bodied, bright red berry, cherry and blackcurrant aromas entwined with milk chocolate and cinnamon. The mouthfeel is smooth with supple tannin, and juicy acidity carries spice to a sustained finish. This Grenache is beautifully assembled by succulent red fruit, subtle complexity and depth of fruit on a smooth palate. Match with roasted goose and pork over the next 5 years."