2020 Swinney Mourvedre Syrah Grenache
Mike Bennie, www.winefront.com.au, August 2021
Around half is whole bunch, all of it is wild fermented, there’s a splash of mencia in the mix (would love to see a 2020 single variety mencia off this site!). It’s been a cracker in the past, here’s the new release.
Blackcurrant jelly, graphite, old leather, woody spice abound in perfume. Flavours roll a similar way, more blueberry than blackcurrant though, juiciness chiseled into by ribs of mineral-charged tannin, some sooty spice and tobacco characters lending savouriness. Medium weight, tannin-shaped, long, firm, dusty, savoury. Such a great drink here with charisma, texture, tension and energy in spades. Serious stuff! 94 pts