Say what? That’s as useful as the handbrake on a Holden to most people, which is to say not very useful. What I should write is Grenache-based blends that typical feature additions of Syrah and Mourvedre, aka Rhone blends.
Grenache has a long history in Australia and was a useful (i.e. prolific) grape back in the day when Australia wine industry was dominated by the production of fortified and dessert wines. Today, there’s plenty of great Grenache to go around. Some of the varietal bottlings are awesome, and this comes from a Grenache doubter! Add in the meaty spiciness of Syrah and Mourvedre to the herb and strawberries of Grenache and you end up with a real winning combination. Add some spicy BBQ and send me an invite!
D’Arenberg The Stump Jump GSM $10
Langmeil Three Gardens GSM $18
Kaesler Stonehorse GSM $20
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