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Spinifex Red Rhone Blend Barossa Valley Esprit 2004

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36% Grenache 34% Shiraz 20% Mataro 10% Cinsault

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Spinifex Wines:
"...We started Spinifex in 2001 with the opportunity to source some great old vine Mataro growing in deep white drift-sand on the Barossa Valleys’ Western Ridge. Our focus is on making regional wines from the traditional Mediterranean grape varieties that have been grown successfully in Australia for over 150 years - Shiraz, Mataro, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Ugni Blanc, Grenache Gris, Mars... Read more
"...We started Spinifex in 2001 with the opportunity to source some great old vine Mataro growing in deep white drift-sand on the Barossa Valleys’ Western Ridge. Our focus is on making regional wines from the traditional Mediterranean grape varieties that have been grown successfully in Australia for over 150 years - Shiraz, Mataro, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Ugni Blanc, Grenache Gris, Marsanne and Semillon. We aim to make wines that display signatures of vineyard provenance and vintage, show regional typicity and have a consistent thread of 'house style' that reflects our preferences and experiences with wine. The wines we choose to make are predominately blends, the synergies derived from blending wines of differing character enhance the subtle complexities, even textures and profound personalities delivered from great old vine vineyards..." Read less

External Reviews for Spinifex Red Rhone Blend Barossa Valley Esprit

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Ruby-red. Flamboyant, pungent nose offers a wild combination of ripe red and dark berry aromas, fresh flowers, pipe tobacco, high-grade chocolate and roasted coffee. On the palate, the red fruit element speaks strongest today, even if the finish takes a darker turn toward blackberry liqueur and blackcurrant. Sweet and lush in texture and nicely framed by fine, well-integrated tannins. Finishes with superb length and concentration and a distinctly sappy impression. This highly successful blend should be given at least a few years of cellaring.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2001 Esprit, a sensational unfined/unfiltered blend of 66% Shiraz, 14% Cinsault, 10% Grenache, and 10% Mourvedre, is a full-throttle, layered, heady red boasting kirsch liqueur, blackberry, pepper, smoke, and dried Provencal herb characteristics. Its full-bodied opulence is both hedonistically and intellectually satisfying. Enjoy it over the next 4-5 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/12/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Spinifex Esprit 750ml



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36% Grenache 34% Shiraz 20% Mataro 10% Cinsault

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