The 2014 has a real prettiness to it, it's a different beast to the more savoury 2013. It's one of my favourite vintages of Esprit to date.
About the Wine
Spinifex is one of the Barossa's leading producers, with seamless Rhone-inspired 'GSM' blends like the Esprit being one of their signature styles.
As always this comes from some seriously old Barossa vineyards - up to 150 years of age - but the 2014 Esprit is heavier on the Grenache component than in previous years, with the quality of the Grenache fruit demanding front and centre stage. As Pete says, "The 2014 has a real prettiness to it, it's a different beast to the more savoury 2013. It's one of my favourite vintages of Esprit to date."
This, as with all Spinifex's wines, is balanced to perfection - fresh and energetic but with a truly Barossan backbone. If you love Grenache blends, value-wise the Esprit is as good as you will find in the region.
Spinifex is one of the undercover jewels of the Barossa Valley, and very much a pioneer of the changing direction of this famous region.
Husband and wife team Peter Schell & Magali Gely have extensive experience in southern France, which proves the inspiration for their unique wines made from predominantly Rhone varietals. Pete’s wines brought a new sensibility to the region; they were lower in alcohol, concentrated but elegant, and balanced to perfection. He takes the art of blending into the realm of the virtuoso.
There are few wineries who deliver refinement and poise from the Barossa Valley like Spinifex. These are brilliant Barossa wines.