2022 Vanguardist X Tonic GSM

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A killer collab GSM from the brains behind both Vanguardist & Tonic. Exclusively available at Different Drop.
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This GSM is a special collaboration between Michael J. Corbett (Vanguardist) and Glenn Barry (Tonic Wines). It's a wine that has been a decade in the making.

This is Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro sourced from each of their favourite sites across South Australia, from the Barossa & Clare Valleys as well as McLaren Vale. The Grenache comes from Vanguardist's famous Rende Grenache block in the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs. Barry sources the Shiraz and Mataro from that contribute to his cult Tonic single varietal wines.

It's a melding of minds, regions and varieties, that represents more than just a wine. "Its something tangible that we now have that celebrates a decade of friendship and a shit tonne of pretty hilarious moments in time," Glenn Barry told us.

This is supreme drinking and it's exclusively available at Different Drop. Allocations are minuscule so get in before it's gone!

A collab wine 10 years in the making. Glenn Barry (TONIC) and Michael J. Corbett (Vanguardist) now colloquially known as Barry Corbett have come up with a barrel select blend of Grenache / Shiraz / Mourvedre from McLaren Vale / Barossa Valley / Clare Valley.

95 Points - "Very purple in colour, and taste. Cherry, raspberry, blueberry, a little baking spice, hazelnut, a sweet sort of clod earth character, and dried flowers. It's medium-bodied, juicy and vibrant, fairly pops with its mix of red, black and blue berries, crushed rock tannin, a little nutty and savoury, with super cool acidity and a very long finish. Strawberries in the aftertaste. It's a beautiful wine. Such composure and energy." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    Dan B.
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    1 year ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Vanguardist X Tonic GSM

    Great blend from collaboration between two giants.

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    Leo G.
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    1 year ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    How Good

    Absolutely delicious GSM, easily the best I've ever had. Blue and Red fruits glide across the palate. Not a touch over medium body. Just delightful.

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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 - Photo Credit: Brad Fleet Vanguardist

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