A superb wine that shows detail, vitality, control.
About The Wine
The 2018 Young Gun of Wine, Rob Mack, is on a serious hot streak at the moment. His ethereal expressions of Rhone varieties from McLaren Vale are making plenty of people sit up and take notice.
Here Rob walks the tightrope of fruit weight, freshness and balance, with Grenache, Mataro, and Shiraz all playing their part in this excellent modern example of a classic blend.
With not a hair out of place, this is a great example of Rob's finesse in the winery and on the blending bench.
Mike Bennie awarded it 94 points, an absolute steal for those seeking sleek, modern red wines from SA.
Aphelion was established by Rob Mack and Louise Rhodes with a clear vision. They had one thing on their mind, to craft: "Genuine, Authentic, Quality McLaren Vale Grenache."
A couple of vintages in and they are right on the money. They have close relationships with local growers in the Vale who provide them with excellent Grenache fruit and Rob's deft touch in the winery takes care of the rest.
The range is slowly growing, as is their family. Their investigation into their pet variety deepening, as is their fan base. The small batches of wine that come out of the Aphelion stable should have a close eye kept on them, most often there's something exciting and great value in the bottle.