2020 Tonic Wines Reserve Grenache

Clare Valley and McLaren Vale, SA

Stunning Grenache in the hands of a talented winemaker. This is a wine with focused energy, balance and a whole lot of flavour.




About the Wine

This Grenache is basically the same as Tonic's non reserve style. The key difference is, essentially, that is has seen more time in oak. With more time left maturing before bottling, there is a lot more depth, flavour and layered complexity without being out of touch with the Tonic style.

There are juicy red berries all through this wine, with earthy spice, rosehip, fresh cherries, dark chocolate and fresh mint. A gentle, terracotta like grip and clean acid line gives a great structure while also keeping things feeling agile. Let this open up in the glass and you'll be well and truly rewarded. Thank God for Grenache.

About Tonic Wines

Tonic Wines is a South Australian-based one-man show by experienced winemaker, Glenn Barry.

Glenn has curated a fine collection of sustainably-farmed vineyards from across the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale and beyond that provide the basis for his small, handcrafted range.

The Tonic stable spans Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro, Malbec & Chardonnay. These wines are highly expressive and have developed quite a 'cult' following from those in the know. Very small batches made and plenty of demand means you'll find them only available for a limited time.

As Glenn says about his Tonics, "It'll do nothing for your health but plenty for your soul."

Winemaker Glenn Barry
Winemaker Glenn Barry
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

Out of the 2020 vintage ashes of burnt vineyards and lack of rain, a silver lining needed to found - here it is. Looking closely at the wines over the cooler months, it became apparent that what I'd search for in Reserve wines we already had in the shed. Not so much sheer power or richness, but rather charm, finesse, detail.

In an act of cunning (or perhaps defiance), I kept the best of the 2020 Shiraz, Chardonnay and Grenache aside for a little longer than the regular line-up, on lees and unsulphured, as is our mantra. The theory being, that these wines are actually a little more reticent, they take more unfurling and, to me, show greater texture and complexity of flavour as a result.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 13.4%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Cherry and squishy red fruit, some orange peel and spice, a little perfume, mint, and new leather. Medium-bodied, good feel to tannin, pleasing grape skin grip of a sort of Italianate style, spicy and nutty, with a twist of amaro bitterness on a nice long finish." Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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