The Wine Front

Gary Walsh

Vagabond Grenache 2014, Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale

93pts

http://www.winefront.com.au/thistledown-the-vagabond-grenache-2014/

 

From a vineyard in Blewitt Springs, with a vine age of something like 70 years. Realised I should have reviewed these some time ago (promises, promises) and went on a mad hunt under the house for it. Some spiders (one dead, one alive), a few mozzies, and a bumpred head later...triumph!

Raspberry frogs, dried roses, aniseed and spice. Medium bodied, juicy and packed with red fruits, light glycerol texture and fine powdery tannin, clean cut of acidity, and a long silk finish strapped up with a little new leather. Succulent and lively at once. Tasty stuff.

 

 

 

Wine Selectors Magazine, Australia

The Vagabond Grenache, Blewitt Springs 2014

Gold Medal

"A deliciously luscious and supple wine, this Grenache opens with vibrant, dark cherry red and earthy dark berry fruit, bramble and complex floral  notes on the nose. The palate has juicy layers of plum and black cherry fruit with supple candied confectionary varietals. The tannins are super soft and velvety with mouth-watering acidity driving a long finish. An absolutely beautiful Grenache awarded Gold by all panel members.

 

 

James Suckling

The Vagabond, Blewitt Springs Grenache 2014

92pts

http://www.jamessuckling.com/wine-tasting-notes/thistledown-grenache-mclaren-vale-blewitt-springs/47626/

 

Lisa Perotti-Brown MW

E-Robert Parker

The Vagabond Grenache, McLaren Vale Grenache 2014

90pts

 

"Pale ruby/purple, the 2014 The Vagabond Grenache has an intense red currant, red cherry and black raspberry nose with nuances of anise and violets. Full-bodied, rich and expressive, the velvety palate is loaded with fruit and has a very long, spicy finish"

 

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