FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit "Soothing and comforting, offering excellent drinking"
Yalumba Samuels Garden 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.
The winery writes "The fragrance is saturated with brooding plum red fruits, dark cherries and perfumed berries. This is a defined wine showing the richness and concentration of the vintage. The palate is richly textured, fleshy, round and supple, with a red juiciness that merges into velvety tannins"
Sam Kim writes "93 pts. Splendidly ripe and beautifully fragrant, showing Black Doris plum, raspberry, roasted nut, game and floral aromas on the nose. The palate displays elegant weight and supple mouthfeel, wonderfully complemented by succulent fruit flavours and fine tannins. Soothing and comforting, offering excellent drinking."