Spinifex Esprit GMS 2019 (Barossa Valley)
Beautiful red berries and pomegranate with some citrus peel here too. The palate shows a supple, fleshy and very evenly wound feel to the tannin. Big-brushstroke tannins carry a long, flavorful finish. A blend of 70% grenache with cinsault and mataro. Drink or hole. Screw cap. – James Suckling 93 points
Spinifex Wines owners and operators, Peter Schell and Magali Gely, have had a home in the Barossa Valley for over twenty years and hold a strong commitment to and passion for the Barossa. They also have a strong French connection, both physically and philosophically. Magali's family, who up until recently were vignerons with a long lineage in Lunel, near Montpellier, still live in south France, and over the last ten years Peter has worked six French vintages, in Provence, the Languedoc, Bordeaux and Burgundy.
Time spent in the south of France has fuelled their interest in making unique, hand crafted wines with personality, which are generous and honest expressions of the varieties and their provenance. Spinifex Wines grapes are sourced from a group of dedicated growers in both the Barossa and Eden Valleys, taking advantage of the great diversity of the soils and meso-climates of the Barossa to create wines with balance, character, depth of flavour and Barossan generosity.
A blend of 70% grenache with cinsault and mataro, the Spinifex Esprit 2019 is a standout of the Spinifex range,