Sand Road Grenache

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It's almost a prerequisite that McLaren Vale wine brands should have a Grenache in their line up. The jewel of the region, our juicy and lingering Grenache gives us the warmth of growing up in the country nostalgia, think outdoor life - riding bikes, bakery treats, swooping magpies and hanging with mates.

This wine is approachable, super food friendly - or great on its own. Get to know it better in your own comfortable space or come and visit ours.

Tasting notes.

Reviews of 2022 Sand Road Grenache:

94 points, Decanter, David Sly, January 2024:
"All high-toned cranberry over sunny cherry, but then slinky tannins pull a tight line. Texture and tone become the central focus before a pillow-soft landing. Great control and poise from this admirable, high-wire balancing act."

91 points, The Real Review, January 2024:
"Medium-deep red-purple colour with a lift of volatile acidity which also comes through on the palate. Taut, firm, lean and a little austere. Intense, focused palate flavour. Probably not volatile enough to worry most drinkers but it would be better with less. It's quite a muscular wine which should have a solid cellaring future. A good decanting and aeration helps."

92 points, Winepilot, August 2023: https://winepilot.com/story/hither-yon/
"There’s always something special about McLaren Vale Grenache, and I enjoyed this one a lot. It’s bright and juicy (and particularly vibrant with food), showing lots of red and black fruits (wild strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, stewed plums) and some spicy cinnamon and black pepper. Give it some time to breathe and it will express itself confidently, both on the first night and the second."

Tony Love, InDaily February 2023:
"From the Leask brothers’ youngest Grenache vines at 13 years old, crafted into a youthful, fragrant, bistro style with 20% whole bunch influence in the winemaking that offers a subtle sappiness in the palate. While you are being seduced by its floral aromas and freshly squeezed plum and apple juiciness, you should pause for a mo, as it has plenty to offer in its textural game, lip-smacking and with an appealing spicy/peppery tannin profile in the palate and finish. Bistro, yes, and very food conscious as well – its own crew suggests pairing it with the vegetable and cheese pasty from the Willunga Bakery."