The Ox Hardy Blewitt Springs Grenache was selected from separate blocks in Blewitt Springs and McLaren Flat and delights with wonderful youthful exuberance. A bright crimson-purple in colour, aromas swirl with crisp and lively florals. The palate is loaded with juicy, opulent red fruits and a touch of spice. Sweet, bright cherries complement soft, abundant chalky tannins and a great length of flavour.
Made using 10% whole-bunch and aged 6 months in old wood, it’s a gentle, perfumed wine, middling ruby in colour with aromas of plums and subtle spice, against a mellowing thread of seasoned oak. Silky and medium-bodied, it has attractive sour cherry flavours and a fine, dry underlying structure.
92 points, The Real Review (April 2021)
Really pretty, fragrant and lifted, with red fruits, geraniums, musk and dried herbs. There's a lovely softness and openness to the palate, with cherry, strawberry, a touch of spiciness. There's also a textural creaminess to the wine that keeps seducing you. The palate has a grip of tannins and purpose, and the crunchy acidity keeps all aspects right and proper.
93 points, The Real Review (April 2021)