2017 Ochota Barrels One Eight Six Grenache

McLaren Vale, SA

Taras' top Grenache on skins for 186 days.



About the Wine

The 'One Eight Six' Ochota Barrels Grenache is Taras's much-loved Fugazi Grenache turned up a notch or two (or 186).

It comes from the same Blewitt Springs parcel of Grenache fruit as the Fugazi, but on skins for a massive 186 days.

There was precious little made of this wine in 2017 - but what was made is stunning.

For Grenache lovers, this is a must try.

About Ochota Barrels

The term “rockstar winemaker” gets thrown around a lot these days but Taras Ochota, owner/purveyor of cult wine label Ochota Barrels, is the real deal.

His grungy, minimalist attitude towards his label has seen him gain huge cult status internationally as one of the most boundary pushing “conceptual” winemakers in Australia. From his home in the beautiful Basket Range of the Adelaide Hills, Taras and his wife Amber craft small batches of wine from surrounding vineyards in the Hills and special sites across McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley.

These are highly sought after and extremely limited wines which have a pulsating energy and drive to them. Some of the country's most exciting wines, no doubt.

Taras Ochota working his magic
Taras Ochota working his magic
Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Sweet cherry and musk perfume. Full and taut with great depth of flavour and tannin craved into every inch. Long, explosive tail of red fruit and sweet spice. Mad attach and a gentle receding wave of flavour. Glorious wine. Epic drinking.

Additional Info

From the Producer

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 12.8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml


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