LA RÉSISTANCE!* Barossa GSM Grenache + Syrah + Mourvèdre 2018

LA RÉSISTANCE!* Barossa GSM Grenache + Syrah + Mourvèdre 2018

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A vinous rematch of the famous 1811 battle at Barrosa Ridge where Spain and France collided. La Résistance! takes up the fight for the traditional French varieties of the Barossa and pitches gnarly old vine Grenache, Syrah & Mourvèdre into defence against the invading foreign marauders.

Grenache makes up 50% of this wine, delivering a Grenache-centric GSM, with elegant Syrah (26%) and spicy Mourvèdre (24%) adding tell-tale definition and structure. The Grenache is from three old vineyards, delicate fruit from a 66 year old cool Williamstown site (on the border of the Adelaide Hills) is blended with more robust darker fruited Grenache from a 7 year old Lyndoch Vineyard and a 52 year old vineyard in Vine Vale. Early harvest Syrah is from Williamstown, Stockwell and from the Heinrich vineyard in the Lyndoch foothills, which unites with the lovely blue-fruit characters of Syrah from a small Northern Eden Valley vineyard on the outskirts of Angaston. The remainder of the blend is powerful, spicy Mourvèdre from Vine Vale.. This is definitely a Grenache-driven GSM! 12 months Elevage in seasoned (3 - 8yr old) French oak Hogsheads has provided the perfect framework/ support to the deep-fruited, dark cherry, strawberry and mineral laden (graphite/ferrous) palate with a lovely savoury lick of supple fine-grain tannin. Gentle refreshing acidity gives great line and drives the brooding and delicious fruit through to a lingering finish.

Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig + Theo Engela
Varieties: Grenache (44%), Syrah (30%), Mourvedre (26%)
Region: Barossa
Alc/Vol: 14.5%
pH: 3.6

90pts "Barossa blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre. Yep, it’s another goodun’. Warm with alcohol for sure and showing some stressed herb characters but the fruit is solid and it feels silken in the mouth. Watch the alcohol, enjoy the taste the feel." - Campbell Mattison, The Wine Front


“A gluggable, sloshy, soft and fuller weight red showing strong perfume of sweet, berried fruit, choc-cherry characters, faint roast meats and licks of nougat and vanilla. It's such a charming wine, shows touches of sophistication in its smooth, even texture and finishes all with soft and fine tannins. This seems to punch above its weight, and overall drinks with friendliness.” - Mike Bennie, WBM

"Barossa blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre. Beautiful drink. It has a calm air about it. Raspberry, plum, chicory and earth flavours flow through the mouth. Nothing feels pushed, nothing feels rushed. It has just-enough texture without being syrupy. There’s a gentle ferrous note too. Good buying-drinking here." - The Wine Front

"54% grenache, 24% shiraz and 22% mourvedre. Spicy and fruit-driven, with the aromatic qualities of grenache leading the way as it often does in these blends. Raspberry, strawberry jam and sweet cherry are prominent in the flavour profile within the smoothly textured palate which glides easily along from start to finish, the lightest touch of tannin keeping it in shape." - Halliday Wine Companion

90/100 "Medium to full red colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet is earthy and lightly spicy, with an overriding note of charcoal or soot. The wine is medium to full-bodied and rich, with soft texture but drying qualities, the aftertaste big on pepper and meaty charcuterie notes. The wine is intense and firm and lingers well. A serious red wine with ageing potential." - Huon Hooke

90pts "Barossa blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre. Ready when you are. What it lacks in weight it makes up for in character. And drinkability. This is good for any occasion, any time. Red and black berried fruits, inlays of dry/sweet spice, a general savouriness but a clear run of juicy, anise-flashed fruit too. Pitch perfect." - Campbell Mattison, The Wine Front

"A pitch perfect midweek quaffer with layers of sweetish fruit, spice, juiciness and general fun loving nature, this doesn't feel like it is trying to be too sophisticated, more a drink for those seeking early complexity in a neat, tidy, relatively simple framework. Slosh it around with abound, it's great." - Mike Bennie, WBM

90/100 "It's not hard to see the appeal. It's only light to medium-bodied but the sweetness of aniseed, the rush of raspberry and the ripple of earthen spice notes lend plenty of hands to the wine's drinkability/deliciousness." - Halliday Wine Companion

93/100 "Aniseed and blackberry jam flavours meet dry spice and clove. The combination is delicious. Lick of tannin keeps it all neat and tidy. High drinkability." - Halliday Wine Companion