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2018 Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"This bombastically fruity, small-batch wine is made with minimal intervention. The color of cherry juice, it wafts ripe red summer berries and a subtle but present whole-bunch stalky note. On the light palate, an almost surprising grip of tannins comes in towards the end. It's fresh and bouncy, with just a bit of stalky savoriness on the spine. Drink now and over the next few years. - Christina PICKARD"

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December 2021), 90 pts

2018 Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache - 92 PTS - HWC

halliday logo"Lubricated with 20% whole-cluster spike across the first pick and 15% the second, this mid to full weighted grenache was wild-fermented across pump-overs early and foot stomped later to attenuate the fermentation before transitioning to small tanks and French puncheons. I want to like this more than I do. Structure is achieved to acclaim, however grenache's hedonism is too subdued. Where's the kirsch? - Ned Goodwin"

- Halliday Wine Companion (August 2020), 92 pts

2018 Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache - 94 PTS - WINEFRONT

twf main page 2"From a single vineyard (Bethany) planted in 1941. No question that 2018 delivered some mighty fine Grenache in the Barossa Valley. Bright and pretty, red fruits, baked ricotta with thyme and honey, spice. It’s finely wrought and fresh, light emery tannin, raspberry and sweet strawberry, spice, blood orange and aromatic herbs playing out on a long finish. Oh, and it’s light to medium-bodied at most. Lovely."

- The Winefront (March 2020), 94 pts