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2019 Vanguardist MVG Grenache

McLaren Vale, SA

One of the finest Grenache wines to be released in Australia this year and one of the highest ever rated on The Wine Front.

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$54.00

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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I can’t believe what I’m tasting.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This beautiful example of McLaren Vale Grenache comes from a rugged old bush vines planted in Blewitt Springs almost 50 years ago.

A delicate handling in the winery by winemaker Michael Corbett has perfectly preserved the ethereal quality that these old vines produce. The epic aromatics, the glorious texture, the vivaciousness of this wine is something to behold.

This is the quintessential modern McLaren Vale Grenache. Gary Walsh of The Wine Front writes, "This is a superb wine... It’s bloody McLaren Vale G. Mascarello." in his mammoth 97 point review.

It's a stunning thing to drink and set to be one of the most sought-after Grenache releases in Australia this year.

About Vanguardist

Vanguardist is an up and coming producer from McLaren Vale started by three friends after many long nights in Hawkes Bay talking about their shared love of wine.

Their mission is to bring premium, authentic, small-batch wines to a market they see as crowded by "overly commercialised wines produced by corporates who take up all the elbow room."

They source very high-quality fruit from great vineyards across South Australia, looking to build wines with texture and vibrancy.

With experienced winemaker Michael Corbett at the helm, the future looks bright for this plucky challenger brand.

Winemaker Michael Corbett
Winemaker Michael Corbett
Photo Credit: Brad Fleet
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From The Producer

Blewitt Springs, and the lowest crop in 50 years, says winemaker and extra on Vikings, Michael Corbett. A little more whole bunch this year, and elevage for 14 months in 2200L Slavonian caskes, from Italy, being a new thing.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 14.2%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Michael Corbett
Michael Corbett
Photo Credit: Daniel Purvis
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Critic Reviews

97Points
The Wine Front

"This is a superb wine. It’s fresh and distinctly mineral, yet deep and concentrated. So alive. So light on its feet. It has fresh raspberry and cherry flavour, dried rose perfume, a little spice and almond. The tannin sweeps and grips, but feels almost playful. Finish is so long, bright and packed with firm graphite tannin. It’s bloody McLaren Vale G. Mascarello. I can’t believe what I’m tasting." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Vanguardist Grenache 2019

Beautifull balanced of mineral qualities with fruit tones of rose and cherries. This wine starts off light yet has depth and full bodied finish.

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Fabulous wine, lighter in style, but with an abundance of flavours. Just medium weight and if you haven't tried grenache because of big alcoholic monsters of yore, you should try this.

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I know i have touched this too early but couldn't help myself. lovely stuff , grippy tannins but super long. so much going on, lovely stuff proving i think grenache as such an aussie underdog yet againn

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