Paralian Wines Blewitt Springs Grenache Shiraz takes McLaren Vale’s two ultimate grape varieties and wraps them up in an artfully blended package that captures the essence of this iconic region.
Take the light spice and red-fruited juiciness of Grenache, and introduce the richness and generosity of Shiraz. In this case, both varieties were vinified individually, then blended to make for a wine that marries a luxuriant, silken texture with fine tannins and surprising freshness.
Tightly packed, reticent, almost what you might call ‘sullen’ at present. Black and red fruits, liquorice, dried herb and smoky notes. It’s medium-bodied, dark fresh berries and dried herb with a toasty flavour, crisp acidity, firm dense tannin, and slightly charry finish of freshness and length. Will be very good given a few years grace.
93+ points, The Wine Front (August 2019)
A 52/48% blend vinified separately. The colour is deeper than the Grenache, the bouquet and palate both making an immediate impact with juicy layers of plum and blackberry fruit and a soft cushion of tannins to close. Balance and structure are the DNA of the best McLaren Vale red wine.
96 points, Wine Companion (July 2019)