McLaren Vale, Australia is cited an obvious location for growing the warm-climate grape of the southern Rhone and “Grenache recently overtook Chardonnay to become the region’s third most important grape.” (Jancis Robinson, 1st June).
Local winemakers such as Steve Pannell liken McLaren’s Grenache to Pinot Noir and goes on to reveal that the Grenache is high valued that the region’s Cabernet.
Jancis scored Five Geese ‘Indian File’ Grenache 2014 an excellent 17 points. Here is a a snippet of her review, “Lovely breadth on the palate and real vitality…Lots of grunt and life here. ” To read the full review please visit http://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/view/600683
Another of the wineries we represent is Samuel’s Gorge. Jancis actually reviewed the 2015 vintage Grenache, we currently have the 2014 vintage. I still think it is relevant to share her review and the score of 17 points, “Very sweet start. A bit like fermented strawberry jam, and by no means unpleasant!” To read the full review please visit http://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/view/600679