The Everest - Old Bush Vine Grenache 2012
Tasting Notes

Dense purple colour, the nose displays notes of blueberry, kirsch, marzipan and an intense licorice spice. The wine is incredibly dense and multi - layered yet still retains an elegance and softness as well as a textural purity that few wines can achieve.

Supple tannins from the gentle press merely complement the fruit, silky and rich yet impressively interwoven into the wine. The fruit/acid balance ensures excellent length and provides a purity of structure for long term ageing.

Winemaking

Fermented in French oak puncheons and hand plunged three times daily. Basket pressed and completed malolactic fermentation and 23 months maturation in new French oak hogsheads on lees to maintain structure and fruit profile. Minimum two years bottle maturation in our cellars before release. 

 

Reviews
SILVER Outstanding
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
“Deep garnet red with purple hues. The nose starts with some musky sweet notes, loganberry and framboise notes follow. The palate is rather plush and velvety even at this stage. Very concentrated fruit flavours, ripe, open-knit but quite dense tannins and a buoyant spicy finish.”
95 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Medium to full red/purple colour; spicy aromas, earthy too. Soft, fleshy, smooth palate, lovely balance and flavour. Raspberries, but also quite complex. Soft, fine tannins. Very elegant. A lighter, more ethereal iteration of this style.
95 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“From a section of the Mattschoss vineyard in the Greenock sub-region. Looks to have a fair amount of new French oak thrown at it. Much like Nebbiolo, I don’t like new oak and Grenache, but plenty do. We can only help guide them. Seductive style here, and it presents as almost svelte and exotic, rather than hot and burly. Layers of creamy clove spice oak and exotic perfume, ripe raspberry and cherry, vanilla and flowers, subtle earthiness. Medium to full bodied, fluid and smooth, with silky tannin and a mouth-coating quiet presence. Has length too – all fresh fruit and oak spice – with a pleasantly firm dry finish.”

 

$210.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Grenache from Bush Vines
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley (Greenock)
% ALCOHOL
14.5 %
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Tasting Notes

Dense purple colour, the nose displays notes of blueberry, kirsch, marzipan and an intense licorice spice. The wine is incredibly dense and multi - layered yet still retains an elegance and softness as well as a textural purity that few wines can achieve.

Supple tannins from the gentle press merely complement the fruit, silky and rich yet impressively interwoven into the wine. The fruit/acid balance ensures excellent length and provides a purity of structure for long term ageing.

Winemaking

Fermented in French oak puncheons and hand plunged three times daily. Basket pressed and completed malolactic fermentation and 23 months maturation in new French oak hogsheads on lees to maintain structure and fruit profile. Minimum two years bottle maturation in our cellars before release. 

 

Reviews
SILVER Outstanding

Score: SILVER Outstanding
Review by: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014
“Deep garnet red with purple hues. The nose starts with some musky sweet notes, loganberry and framboise notes follow. The palate is rather plush and velvety even at this stage. Very concentrated fruit flavours, ripe, open-knit but quite dense tannins and a buoyant spicy finish.”

95 Points

Score: 95 Points
Review by: Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com
Medium to full red/purple colour; spicy aromas, earthy too. Soft, fleshy, smooth palate, lovely balance and flavour. Raspberries, but also quite complex. Soft, fine tannins. Very elegant. A lighter, more ethereal iteration of this style.

95 Points

Score: 95 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“From a section of the Mattschoss vineyard in the Greenock sub-region. Looks to have a fair amount of new French oak thrown at it. Much like Nebbiolo, I don’t like new oak and Grenache, but plenty do. We can only help guide them. Seductive style here, and it presents as almost svelte and exotic, rather than hot and burly. Layers of creamy clove spice oak and exotic perfume, ripe raspberry and cherry, vanilla and flowers, subtle earthiness. Medium to full bodied, fluid and smooth, with silky tannin and a mouth-coating quiet presence. Has length too – all fresh fruit and oak spice – with a pleasantly firm dry finish.”

 

$210.00 per bottle


Other Vintages
2005 |  2006 |  2008 |  2009 |  2010 | 
CLOSURE
Cork

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Grenache from Bush Vines
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley (Greenock)
% ALCOHOL
14.5 %
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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