2019 Swinney Grenache
2019 NEW RELEASE - NOT YET REVIEWED
2018 reviews below...
Mike Bennie, www.winefront.com, October 2019
Top 3 grenache in Aus for me, or something like that. Maybe best on a day. So perfume, pretty, floral, just ripe red berry fruitiness, undergrowth and herbal notes too. The tannins. Wow. The tannins. Incredible ribs and puckering chew, but slender, fine, woven through pretty but inky, dark, anise-kissed berry fruitiness and an almost nutty-earthy undercurrent. Mineral, almost ferrous character here. Superb wine of shape, detail, deliciousness and stellar tannin. 96 pts
Max Allen, Gourment Traveller Wine, Aug/Sep 2019
When I tasted them in Frankland River earlier this year, I was blown away by the 2018 reds made by well-known WA grape-treader Rob Mann in his first vintage working with Swinney. All the wines are well worth hunting down, but I was particularly impressed with this: quite different to grenache from other parts of Australia, it has seductive aromas of vermouth, herbs and cinnamon, rich dark fruit, tannic depth and spicy length. Great wine.
Huon Hooke, www.therealreview.com, Aug 2019
Medium to deep, bright red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is very fresh and vibrant, medium-bodied and intense, the tannins refined and harmonious, and there is no obvious oak character. Red berry and cherry flavours tinged with spices and graphite. A delicious modern style red wine which is up-front and very approachable already, but has the backbone to handle food and will also age well. 95 pts