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2021 In Praise Of Shadows Grenache

McLaren Vale, SA

Let the good times roll with this cracking McLaren Vale Grenache.

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$30.00

Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 4 reviews
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Outstanding. What a great wine! Buy it. It’s a revelation.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

McLaren Vale and Grenache go together like apple & pie, sun & sand, and Vegemite & toast. Two things that are great on their own, yet much better together (Except Vegemite, that’s a bit gross on its own).

Another fantastic example of this combo here from In Praise of Shadows; Blewitt Springs and Clarendon sub-regions combine in this mid-weighted, pretty Grenache. It's full of all the character we’ve come to love from this variety out of the Vale, and then some.

Herbal, floral, with fine dusty tannin, red-fruit, spice, the full Grenache shopping basket. We may have said it before, but we’ll say it again; McLaren Vale Grenache is so hot right now, it’s like Hansel.

About In Praise of Shadows

Inspired by the Japanese literary masterpiece of the same name, In Praise of Shadows is, for want of a better term, a philosophical wine passion project from Brett Trewartha and winemaker Rob Mack.

Their range is sourced from established vineyards around McLaren Vale, many of which are certified organic and bioydnamic.

The philosophical aspect is centred around simplicity and natural energy - the wines are lo-fi, vegan-friendly, unfined, unfiltered, and are a true reflection of the natural environment in which they were the born.

Beautiful vineyard setting
Beautiful vineyard setting
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

A blend of 3 beautiful family vineyards: 45% Springs Hill (Blewitt Springs) / 25% Jericho (Blewitt Springs) / 30% Smart (Clarendon)
Dry grown - Handpicked - minimal intervention - seasoned oak - whole bunch - carbonic maceration - unfined - unfiltered - vegan friendly

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Beautiful wine. So brightly lit, spicy, red fruited, almond, white pepper and orange peel. Medium-bodied, fine graphite tannin with something of a dusty peppery feel too, juicy and bursting with energy, a little pomegranate and cranberry acidity, and a long spicy finish of wonderful length and freshness. Italianate, yes, for sure. I said of the 2020 that it put me in mind of Pelaverga, and this does too, though with a little bit extra. Outstanding. What a great wine! Buy it. It’s a revelation." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

91Points
The Real Review

"Bright, youthful, medium depth red-purple with a floral and spicy aroma, red cherry to raspberry as well, the palate light to medium weight and softly savoury, the tannins fine and powdery adding a well-judged edge of cleansing dryness to the finish. A very attractive fruit-driven style of modern grenache." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Old-vine, dry-grown bush vines from Blewitt Springs and Clarendon, where the Smart vineyard serves as the highest vineyard in the region. Savvy. A partial carbonic fermentation, with a layer of 25% whole clusters of fruit in the middle of destemmed berries. Pressed to older wood, of formats both large and small. This approach delivers a fragrant delicacy redolent of lilac, rosewater, nori, raspberry, Seville orange and white pepper. The tannins, suave and juicy, with just enough gritty assertiveness to corral the sweet fruit. This is delicious drinking. And the price, a veritable steal. Best with a chill." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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In Praise of Shadows Grenache

Stunning classic Grenache...fill bodied fruit driven

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Awesome grenache

Brilliant release from a great vintage.

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Bang on Grenache

Light, bright but sooo moreish

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Smashably light fruity deliosness

Light but with great flavour.

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