Reviews of the 2021 Grenache Touriga:
16.5/20, Jancis Robinson, September 2023: https://www.jancisrobinson.com/tastings/268754
"Beautifully fragrant, the natural spicy, floral qualities of both varieties complementing and enhancing each other; crunchy red berries on the tongue, more spice, vibrant and savoury, with a touch of sour dark-cherry pip on the finish." (MA)
92 points, Wine Advocate 2022, Erin Larkin:
"The Touriga imbues this 2021 Grenache Touriga blend with a backbone, a deep well of concentrated fruit and layers of firm tannins. The Grenache swims through all of it, leaving a trail of raspberries and peppercorns in its wake. Lovely wine. Great stuff here.Vibrant."
90 points, Halliday Companion 2022, Ned Goodwin MW:
"The touch here, more refined with this vintage. Nice drinking. Grenache's pinosité playing rhythm to T aromatic and peppery vibrato. The wine just needs a juicier chord across the mid-palate. Rose petal, lilac, smattered Mediterranean herb and cherry soda. Energetic and effusive of flavour. A prosaic, eminently drinkable wine destined for the fridge."
92 points, James Suckling 2022; Nick Stock:
"This blend sees the sheen of touriga elevate grenache and also twist it a shade darker. More blue and purple fruit than red seen here, and there's a very handy sense of concentration and purity. Gentle layer of liquorice to close. Drink now. Screw cap."
Reviews of the 2020 Grenache Touriga:
92 points, Halliday Companion 2022; Ned Goodwin MW:
"A vibrant, floral and full-weighted red with a skein of peppery freshness and frisky tannins that belie the weight; more savoury and mid weighted as a result. Black cherry, cinnamon, violet, purple gummy bears and sassafras. There's a smoky riff across the back end, but it fails to detract from the freshness, drinkability and imminent appeal."
91 points, James Suckling 2020, Nick Stock:
"A complex and youthful blend, this shows aromas of blue fruit and flowers with red berries and cassis, too. Seamless. The palate is bright and dynamic, with a smooth build. Layered, with supportive, crunchy acidity."
91 points, The Real Review, Huon Hooke:
"Medium-depth of purple/red colour, fresh and bright. The aromas are fresh and fruit driven: red cherry and raspberry, while the palate is medium-bodied at most and pleasantly intense with good drying tannins balancing the fruit. A delicious juicy-fruit style, made to enjoy young, but I’m sure it will also age well."
Reviews of the 2019 Grenache Touriga:
95 points, Jane Faulkner, 2021 James Halliday Wine Companion:
"What appeals is how the fruit does the talking. Winemaking merely the guide. Made in a fresh, drink now style yet with some depth and shape thanks to its grainy tannins and savoury overlay. Delicious."
90 points, James Suckling:
"Attractive raspberry and papaya aromas here with red plums and blackcurrants. The palate has crisp, chalky texture and fresh red-berry and red-papaya flavors. Juicy-fruit finish."
90 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front:
"Bright and vivacious style, feels fresh, berry fruited, pretty and decidedly sweet. Sweetness sticks in the craw a bit but you get the feeling this bottle won’t last long around the right crowd. A neat chomp of gummy tannin does good for some balance, too. Fun!"
Reviews of the 2018 Grenache Touriga:
93 points, James Halliday 2020 Wine Companion:
"The fancy of freshness. Raspberry, spice, strawberry pie and anise notes fly attractively through the palate, charming as they go. It's a 55/45% blend; it saw no new oak (40% was kept in stainless); the flavours and scents burst merrily from the glass. It's a lovely wine. Serious quality, fun style."
2019 Drink Easy Competition:
"Ripe, plush plums, cherries - fat juicy summer red fruits. The acidity is here and strong but flexible tannins keep it fresh as. Delicious drinking."