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The 2018 Tempranillo is the first release of this single vineyard wine, with only 100 dozen cases made. This Tempranillo shows great promise for the McLaren Vale region, being a lighter style is approachable & soft with attractive aromatics.
Graciano is a Spanish varietal grown primarily in the Rioja region. After some research David Paxton decided to graft one row of Graciano onto some old Chardonnay vines at Thomas Block to see what the result would be. When you try this wine, we think you will agree that the variety is well suited to the conditions of McLaren Vale.
Lighter in body with distinct savoury and white pepper characters filled out with bright red fruits. Light tannins make this wine ready to drink young, although cellaring potential is in the medium term.
96 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY
'This is a drop-dead beautiful wine, the bouquet perfumed and fresh, the light to medium-bodied palate lined with silky red fruits lasting well into the aftertaste, the balance perfect.'
Our Thomas Block vineyard is extremely unique, and experiences colder than average McLaren Vale mornings, and warm summer days, providing the perfect ripening conditions for producing the most elegant of red wines; this Grenache is no exception.