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2021 Bondar Junto GSM

McLaren Vale, SA

The ultimate in drinkability. A pitch-perfect modern McLaren Vale red that truly delivers for the price. Grenache is the key grape.

$28.00

Rated 4.6 out of 5
Based on 14 reviews
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About The Wine

In only a few short vintages this dynamic couple have carved out a niche for their eponymous label as one of the most exciting and in demand wineries in McLaren Vale.

Drinkability is writ large across the range. The 'Junto' (Spanish for 'together') is a wine made for easily enjoying with friends and family.

The Grenache component is a bit less in previous iterations, but still the main character, with Shiraz, Mataro and Carignan the supporting cast.

This is as delicious as medium-bodied reds get from this part of the world. Incredibly versatile and impossibly moreish, Andre and Selina have done it again.

About Bondar

Bondar Wines is the baby of husband-and-wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly, and winners of the 2017 Australian Wine Companion’s Best New Winery.

They have purchased the famous Rayner vineyard in McLaren Vale, crafting stunning Shiraz and Grenache from here, along with beautifully pure Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

The couple best describe what their extremely exciting venture is all about: “Our vision has always been to make wines that create a little intrigue, that are a little different. We want to make wines that are bright, structured, mid-weight yet concentrated in flavour with a savoury element.”

Super value, tiny production and delicious to drink!

Selina and Andre Amongst The Vines
Selina and Andre Amongst The Vines
Rayner Vineyard, McLaren Vale
Additional Info

From The Producer

A Southern Rhone style blend that is intended to be unpretentious and an easy to drink, bistro style. The Grenache leads the blend with its pretty red fruits and perfume, and the more interesting varieties bring complexity, with spice and structure from the Mataro and herbal notes from the Carignan. The fruit is all picked by hand, is handled gently in the winery, and is fermented and aged in old oak.

Blend : Grenache (78%), Shiraz (13%), Mataro (12%), Carignan (2%)
ABV : 13.9%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Owners, Bondar Wines
Owners, Bondar Wines
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Real Review

"Medium ruby-red colour into a bright purple rim. Mixed berry fruit, violets and rosemary on the nose. Medium to full mixed berry fruit on the tongue, layered underneath we see some dry herbs and hints of mocha as well. It glides with fine tannins and lick of acidity to a long finish. The hint of velvet in the texture makes it very appealing." - Stuart Knox (The Real Review)

92Points
The Wine Front

"Spicy, dried herb and black olive, raspberry, pomegranate. Medium-bodied, distinctly sappy and herbal, a tamarind tang through strawberry and raspberry, dry crunch of amaro and dusty tannin, juicy and frisky, with a punchy finish. Quite different in style to many a GSM, but in a good way." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Reviewed by Neil
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Lovely blend

One of the better GSMs on the market and very good value.

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Cracking flavour from the GSM

I loved this GSM, flavoursome and tasty, can’t put this one down, every mouthful is enjoyable!

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Surprise packet

Ignore the label this is a very enjoyable red wine representing great value

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Very enjoyable

New-school style GSM, very smashable. Bit of red fruit, bit of white pepper. Lovely.

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Value easy drinking red

Great all rounder, matches any cuisine you choose.

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