2019 Annexus Grenache
A selection from our best Grenache from exceptional vintages, including fruit from 160+ year old ancestor vines.
Attached, linked or joined to; highlighting exceptional elements of Plexus
97 points “Open-top fermented with a smatter of whole bunches; matured for 15 months in used French hogsheads. Vinified with the reverance such fruit deserves, from the bright colour to the cherry, oplum and spice of the long and supple palate. The finish and aftertaste are positively fresh.” James Halliday, Weekend Australian Magazine, 29 JAN 2022
95 points “Deep and crystalline ruby-red hue. Blueberry, sage and dry clay aromatics. Medium to full in weight, with still shy fruit and spices layered on the palate. Whilst the flavours may be shy there’s distinct power and intensity here. The tannins are a fine and sandy grain, with a tickle of acidity noted, bringing tension and drive into a seamless package. Time will see this pinot-esque grenache blossom” Stuart Knox, The Real Review, 31 MAR 2021
94 points “Shifting the dial on mono-dimensional, blobby grenache of the Barossa here. Intense, tannin-shaped red of fuller weight but medium flavour and perfume yet still lets you at the lustiness and riper fruit potential of Barossa, just more balanced and athletic. If you get the drift. Tells the palate who is boss but has some ice skates on too. Raspberry, cola, mint and eucalyptus, sandalwood all woven together here. Really great sense of power. Those tannins holding court, hold the tongue firm. Serious feeling grenache of depth and interest here.” Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, July 2021
96/100 “Fullish to medium in weight, with a deep core of perfectly presented dark red, black and blue fruits backed by eastern spices and baked earth, it reveals a heady, faintly meaty bouquet of rose petals, redcurrants, cranberries and red cherries overlying notes of paprika, cinnamon and licorice. Wrapped around a drying spine of firm, dusty tannins and punctuated by mouthwatering acids, it’s as richly flavoured as it is vivacious, finishing savoury and harmonious.” Jeremy Oliver, jeremyoliver.com