Clear, bright, light crimson purple. The Ox Hardy Grenache 2020 has crisp and lively florals, roses and lavender. Red berries, a touch of cinnamon and strawberry, with a hint of spicy talk. Juicy, opulent red fruits and a lovely warming spice. Sweet, bright cherries compliment soft, abundant chalky tannins. Great length of flavour.
One sip and I was hooked. Ok so there’s some warmth to this but the flavour profile and shape are both A Class. It certainly had me diving in for more. Licorice, blueberry, raspberry and woodsy spice notes. It’s lively, buoyant and generous at once. There’s a feeling of luxury to it. But then it’s well-honed through the finish too. Scoring it is difficult; that warmth is noticeable but then the enjoyment factor is ultra high. In the end I was 93-94. 93 points, Campbell Mattinson – The Winefront (2019 vintage)
“One of the legendary stories of Australian wine history has just been reborn. I suspect this country has not seen a new release of such pedigree, such depth of history and such sheer and effortless magnificence since the very launch of Hill of Grace itself in 1958.” Tyson Stelzer, May 2019