SKU: THICHRGRE20
This single vineyard wine comes from one of the oldest Grenache vineyards in McLaren Vale. The wine is a homage to grower Bernard Smart, pictured on the label, and his family. His father, and his brother, planted the oldest part of the vineyard in 1921.

Grape Variety

Grenache

Region

McLaren Vale

Size

750ml

Wine Style

Red - big, bold, full-bodied

Palate

Silky black fruits couple with deep, rich, warming spices, hints of violet, mineral and black cherry

Vintage

2020

Food Pairing

Beef casserole, coq au vin

Sustainable

This product is from an eco-producer - purchases of this product count towards Green Tier eligibility

”When siphoning amidst the pantheon of the country's greatest grenache it is important to take time to let wines unwind. And so it is that I write on the 2nd day after opening. Was clunky. Now, a swan! From the cherished Smart Family vineyard. Cherry amaro, bergamot, thyme, lavender and a whiff of mint, rather than (mercifully) eucalyptus. Some malty oak could be shifted. Sweeter than the 2019, with a skein of freshness and bunchy (20%) tannins tucking in the exuberance. Expansive. The broader of the siblings. Long and juicy. Delicious.”
– Ned Goodwin MW

Expert Review

Halliday Wine Companion - 95

Awards

James Suckling - 97

The WineFront - 95

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