Flagship Range

2018 The Absconder Grenache

Cellar Door
$70.00
Bell Ringers
$63.00
Varieties
Grenache
Vintage
2018
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Colour

Brilliant crimson.

Bouquet

Heady and exotic, the wine is redolent with raspberry and red licorice as well as rose water and an array of spices: star anise, cinnamon and nutmeg with hints of galangal and black pepper. There is also a whiff of thyme and leather.

Palate

Luscious red fruits give a succulent quality to the texture. The palate is generously fleshy with a line of fine, sandy tannins running its length. Darker fruits, florals and spices are very expressive and persistent at the finish.

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Professional Reviews

Sarsaparilla and cherry cola flavours lead, wonderfully balanced with red fruit and fresh notes of sage. Great length and lovely fruit weight.

Hot 100 Wines SA

… I am convinced that this will be a firm favourite with its torpedo-shaped delivery of black and red fruit coupled with one of the silkiest grenache chassis you will ever find.

Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2019/20

Wirra’s top grenache has a wild-raspberry edge with baked biscuit and red plums, as well as a fragrant rose and pastry edge. The freshness is attractive and the juicy core of raspberries here is impressively long. Drink or hold.

Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com 95

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