“This wine is so, so pretty,” wrote Day, giving this her second top spot. “Lifted and ethereal, with pretty perfume and aromatics on the nose. There’s lots of delicate, sweet fruit, with a slightly green backbone. I love the brightness of this wine, the tartness, the light waft across the palate.”
Young Guns of Wine “Best Barossa Grenache
From biodynamic vines and the mind of Marrickville, inner city winemaker (and mead maker!) Brendan Hilferty. Generally very delicious. New labels look flash too!
And this is delicious. Soft, gummy textured red of dark berries, sweet spice, plum, a little squirt of apricot nectar too. Finishes with a little smudge of tannin for good measure. A good sense of plushness and medium weight to a tee. Despite being bulbous, there’s good tension too. Great drinking. 92 Points
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
From a very dry vintage, this is a Barossa/Eden Valley blend, a consistent little gem that looks good on the table and tastes great in the glass. Winemaker Brendan Hilferty prefers a hands-off approach, essentially leaving the wine to ferment itself. With some whole bunches for aromatic complexity, the wine is matured in older French oak. Tantalising raspberry and red cherries, this is ripe and juicy, lightly tempered by fine tannins, with a pomegranate-like burst of fresh acidity.
Sophie Otton, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine