Huon Hooke


Vagabond Grenache, Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale 2016



"Deep purple/red colour and the bold, super-ripe fruit-driven aroma of liqueur prune and blackberry fruit pastilles. It's also bright and bold in the mouth, and quite elegant, with lovely sweet fruit richness. Very much a fruit wine, honest and pleasing, with fruit bonbon characters and soft texture. Delish."


James Halliday


Vagabond, Blewitt Springs Grenache 2016, McLaren Vale



"Although the alcohol is the same, this has more power, depth and drive than its Barossa Valley counterpart, which momentarily suggests higher alcohol. It's not, but it certainly needs more time, and will repay the patient in spades”.


Campbell Mattinson


Vagabond, Blewitt Springs Grenache 2016, McLaren Vale



"Blewitt Springs. McLaren Vale. Old Vine Grenache. It’s a thing. A good thing.

It’s perfumed, it’s ferrous, it’s fleshy but not at the expense of a certain sinewy authority. This is an excellent grenache. Delicate in some ways and certainly light, but complex and earthen, almost ‘ethereal’. All it needs is another couple of years in a cool, dark place."


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