2017 Tasting Notes
Old Vine Barossa Valley Grenache
2017 is just the second release of Garcon, a pure Grenache from vines in the Barossa (90%) and EdenValleys (10%), our celebration of the variety from its spiritual home in Australia. The three vineyards that provided the fruit for Garcon in 2017 are located in the extreme west (Moppa), north (Ebeneezer) and east(Springton) of the Barossa and are 55, 90 and 160 years of age respectively. All are unirrigated and handpicked.
Bright, deep ruby, blue hued.
High toned, mineral edged red and blue fruits lead to a savoury aromatic core of dried herbs, game andpotters clay. Pure but with a restrained rusticity.
Youthful, mid-weight palate, bright spiced red cherryand ripe raspberry fruits on attached to turn to a slately, dried spice and cherry pit close.Precise and focussed, fine sandy tannins and bright acids deliver drive and finish.