2016 Agathist Alchemy Second Wine Grenache

Barossa Valley, SA

Exciting new style of premium Barossa Grenache from ex-Torbreck winemaker, Craig Isbel.


Sheesh, this is fine grenache.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Agathist Alchemy is the side label of Craig Isbel, formerly Torbreck's chief winemaker and owner/winemaker at Izway Wines.

This is Craig's avenue to pursue his passion for Grenache.

This is the premium offering from the outstanding 2016 Barossa vintage. A wine with great power and complexity, it picked up 94 points from Mike Bennie and will drink beautifully now and for another decade more.

Winemaker Craig Isbel
Winemaker Craig Isbel
Barossa Valley, SA

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"This is a cracker. Very different to the 2013 and 2015 releases of the same. A wild perfume of red berries, briar, fennel, undergrowth, old campfire. Really quite compelling. Just on medium weight, serious ‘pinosity’, if that’s a thing, light, fine, silken flow, slender grip of tannin dips into savouriness and yet the wine finds succulence in pure, red berry and rose water fruit character. Sheesh, this is fine grenache." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

The second wine is selected off the press, looking for a certain texture, typically more de-stemmed rather than whole bunch.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 13.7%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml


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