St. John’s Road The Resiliant grenache
2017. ABV. 14.5%
Deep ruby with a purple tint hue. Vibrant, red fruits of raspberry and hints of red licorice and spice. Juicy red fruits, raspberry coulis, blueberries and fresh acidity. Lovely soft tannins give smoothness and plushness.
The latest addition to the St John’s Road range – sourced from four vineyards located around the mid-to-northern part of the Barossa Valley and made in a medium-bodied, bright and fresh style
100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19 – Matthew Jukes – Jul 2018 “The Resilient, a wine which offers beguiling fruit, beautiful texture and a heavenly finish for a mere £15. Sourced from four vineyards located in the Barossa Valley – the Schutz family vineyard in Stonewell, the Hampel and Schiller sites in Ebenezer and Merv John’s property in Light Pass. The winemaking is extremely straightforward using open-top fermenters with a slice of fruit going through malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Old French hogsheads caress the fruit for 6 months and it is ready to go. The reason why this wine is so successful and memorable is the layering of the impeccable sources of fruit. The nose is tremendous with raspberry, rhubarb and red cherry tones in abundance. The palate is buoyant and racy and the finish is dry, raspy and keen. It is a brilliant wine.”
95 Points – The Adelaide Advertiser “The front label of this bottle features a gnarly old grenache bush vine in the Barossa’s Stonewell district, from a vineyard managed by Paul and Angie Schutz. They’re named proudly as the vine and fruit providers for this wine, which has a rustic appeal to it, but also the innocent pleasure of chewing on a raspberry licorice stick. There’s good fruit lift out of the glass and a tight little fist of sandy tannins in the finish. And it’s also pretty bloody good tasting as you sip your way further into the bottle. No wonder it won best grenache and best red and this year’s Barossa regional wine comp.”
93 points, James Halliday’s 2019 Australian Wine Companion “Everything points here to it having been a very good vintage. This is effortless, jubey, juicy and delicious, a sound tether of tannin then tying it all neatly together. Pitch perfect in other words. Excellent value.”