2022 Bondar Junto GSM

The ultimate in drinkability. A pitch-perfect modern McLaren Vale red that truly delivers for the price. Grenache is the key grape.
4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
16 Reviews

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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 is the main character, with Shiraz, Mataro and Cinsault 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.

91 points
"A great makeup of majority grenache (62%) with a smattering of shiraz, mataro and cinsault, reminiscent of a classic southern Rhône blend, albeit, with a lighter touch. As good, too. Effusive blue- and red-fruit allusions teem along rails of gentle tannins, a burr of whole-bunch spice as seasoning. A sweep of maritime salinity at the finish. Such a complete and joyous wine, light of feel. It would be churlish not to drink a great deal of it." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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, with Shiraz and Mataro lending spice and structure. The fruit is all hand-picked and handled gently in the winery, with élevage taking place in old oak.

Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Blend: Grenache (62%), Shiraz (21%), Mataro (15%), Cinsault (2%)
ABV: 14.00%
Closure: 750ml
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91 Points - "A great makeup of majority grenache (62%) with a smattering of shiraz, mataro and cinsault, reminiscent of a classic southern Rhône blend, albeit, with a lighter touch. As good, too. Effusive blue- and red-fruit allusions teem along rails of gentle tannins, a burr of whole-bunch spice as seasoning. A sweep of maritime salinity at the finish. Such a complete and joyous wine, light of feel. It would be churlish not to drink a great deal of it." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 16 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 9 Total 4 star reviews: 7 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
16 reviews
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    Tony W.
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    5 months ago
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    A very good GSM

    It's really good. It's a bit 'different' from what I'm used to drink but doesn't suffer in comparison. Give it a go and you 'll be very pleasantly surprised.

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    Will R.
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    1 year ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful slap of fruit

    Soft tannins and dry, but that doesn’t preclude a beautiful slap of cherry fruit. Hint of spice in there somewhere too. A lovely drop.

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    Neil
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Lovely blend

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

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Bondar Wines

Andre & Selina Bondar are one of the great modern Australian wine success stories. We have been massive fans of their wines since their very first vintage and tell anyone who will listen that if you want to taste what modern McLaren Vale wines are all about then this is who you need to try.

Their home block, the highly decorated Rayner Vineyard, which straddles the Blewitt Springs and Seaview sub-regions of The Vale, was originally planted back in the 1950s but the Bondar family chapter in that vineyard's story will be its most significant. Dre and Sel's wines are honest and vibrant, built more on freshness and digestibility rather than raw South Australian power.

They make brilliant, vibrant Grenache, balanced and concentrated Shiraz, elegant Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, and one of the country's most bankable Rose wines plus a raft of small-batch alternative varieties. Their range nails quality and drinkability at every turn.

Andre & Selina Bondar - McLaren Vale, SA Discover Bondar Wines

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