Tonic Wines Grenache 2018
'Clare Valley Grenache, which although not so widely planted, is a grape that does pretty well in those parts. Glennn Barry a very talented winemaker who wastes a large percentage of his life doing wine shows. 415 dozen made, and likely not entered into any wine shows.
Raspberry, blood orange and peel, musk, five spice, maybe even beer nuts. It’s light and juicy, distinct amaro twang through dried cranberry and red cherry, plenty of spice, freshness and energy, and a lot of chutzpah. Cinches in on the long dry finish with orange, cinnamon and a twist of peel. It’s 94 points, though tempted to give it a bonus point for its unswerving Italianate charm.'
- 94 points, Gary Walsh, The Winefront