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2015 Bekkers Grenache

McLaren Vale, SA

Outstanding old vine Grenache from McLaren Vale.

$76.00

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One of the most outstanding wines of the thousands I tasted last year... 

Max Allen (The Australian)

About The Wine

The Bekkers Grenache is sourced from an old, dry grown vineyard near the McLaren Vale township.

Toby has had his eye on this vineyard for many years and now gets a small amount of fruit from these "old warrior" vines to make his wonderful expression of the variety. He says that, "Grenache augments the subtle differences of vintage and vineyard in sharper relief than Shiraz." The 2015 vintage is absolutely on song.

This is a Grenache that makes a statement. It says that McLaren Vale Grenache can rival any in the world. Huon Hooke awarded the 2015 95 points and Max Allen called it, "One of the most outstanding wines of the thousands I tasted last year..." and James Halliday awarded it one of the highest scores of the year with a huge 98 points cementing its place amongst the very best Grenache in the country.

Lovers of premium Grenache, this will make a stunning addition to your cellar.

About Bekkers

Toby Bekkers is a man with a very clear vision for his work. To produce the very best wines of McLaren Vale and take them to the world...

To listen to him talk about it is inspiring, the wines themselves, are prodigious. There are only three wines in the range, Syrah, Grenache and a blend of the two.

Toby spent years as viticulturist for Wirra Wirra, scouring the area for the best vineyards for his own project.

Now, with his French winemaking wife Emannuelle, the vision is coming to fruition, the quality purely sensational.

Toby and Emmanuelle Bekkers
Toby and Emmanuelle Bekkers
McLaren Vale, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

98Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked from three vineyards on 17 Feb, 6 and 25 Mar, the parcels open-fermented with 20% whole bunches, 5-6 days cold soak before wild fermentation, matured on fine lees in used French puncheons. As close to perfection as you are likely to come with McLaren Vale grenache. The perfumed bouquet sets the scene for the silky, supple red-fruited palate, superfine tannins always present, oak flavour absent. Has many of the characteristics of a great pinot noir." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
Gourmet Traveller WINE

"An outstanding grenache, scented with sweet, ripe raspberry jam aromas while the palate is full-bodied, soft and rounded with ample tannins and richness. It’s youthful and bright, bold and almost decadent; the finish lingering on and on. 95 pts. Five stars." - Huon Hooke (Gourmet Traveller Wine)

DDS review

"One of the most outstanding wines of the thousands I tasted last year: superb, earthy, macerated red and black fruits, perfectly poised, wrapped up in firm, lip-smacking tannin and a deep, umami-rich savoury quality. Intensely flavoured but not heavy: the wine carries its 15 per cent alcohol effortlessly, and will, I suspect, develop beautifully in the cellar for many years." - Max Allen (The Australian)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Not far from the McLaren Vale township lies a vineyard of old, dry-grown Grenache that we’ve long admired. We source a tiny parcel of terrific fruit from these old warriors.

2015 saw the addition of a Blewitt Springs parcel of fruit. Grenache from this higher elevation part of the valley delivers fragrance and pretty aromatics; its medium weight counters the density of the valley floor parcel.

Grenache is a hero variety for McLaren Vale and is experiencing a renaissance. When carefully grown and gently handled it has the capacity to make beautiful, expressive wines. In our Grenache we search for asiatic spice (cloves and star anise), fragrance and pretty aromatics.

We love Grenache's clarity of fruit. It's no shrinking violet though, and has the capacity age beautifully.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2035
Bottle Size : 750ml

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