"Slippery textured, bright black and red berry fruits, herbal notes, light fennel and liquorice notes, Chinese five spice in the mix. Slips over the palate well, ribbons of building tannin delivering structure and tension, excellent length. A beautiful, fine grenache. Quite dangerously drinkable. We love it.
As with other years the grapes were hand picked and hand sorted through the crusher / destemmer with some bunches left whole to add some structure and complexity. The natural yeasts were then left to do their thing. It was pressed out to tanks to settle and then older french oak barrels for aging. This year it is one third Eden Valley and two thirds of old vine grenache off Smallfry biodynamic fruit, but the telltale spice and raspberry notes of that Eden Valley fruit seem to shine again. Maybe some extra structure from the valley floor grapes but still the balance of bright, juicy red fruits with concentration, length and approachability other vintages have delivered." – Sparrow and Vine