Spinifex is not only about the new style, it is also about another thing – value at the top end. A standout of elegance and depth that should be given a fair chance. Given no less than 5 stars by James Halliday in his Australian Wine Companion, winemaker Pete Schell’s only desire is “just to make cool booze”. He certainly does that.
An enticing perfumed nose of cherry, blackberry and mulberry fruits, Grenache-spice notes with some potpourri and sandalwood, a touch gamey and savoury, this medium-bodied wine’s just drinking so well now.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“This gorgeous young blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvedre is ravishing, succulent and bouncy, with pepper laid over black cherry fruit. Style-wise, this is Languedoc-meets-Beaujolais. Spicy sausages, please.” – Max Allen, Gourmet Wine Traveller
“It exhibits an enticing nose of garrigue, mineral, lavender, and kirsch. Spicy and Chateauneuf-du-Pape-like on the palate, it is an elegantly-styled, ripe wine for drinking over the next six years. 90/100.” – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, February 2009