Great Wine And Worth The Trouble It Caused
Goat Square Barossa Valley Grenache 2015
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
From the moment the grapes arrive this wine was different to all the other batches. As soon as it fermented the colour and aroma began showing intrguiging differences so it was isolated and kept for special attention. If you have wondered about extending your drinking range then this is the wine to buy.
It's Barossa first then Grenache and shows outstanding perfumed fruitiness and I just have the feeling those who have advanced palates are likely to find this more interesting than Shiraz.
McLaren Vale winemakers are working hard on defining Grenache from that region and are making outstanding wines and I think it would be good for consumer interst to match the best of McLaren Vale against the best of the Barossa. If so then this would be our entrant.
Since we began Glug we have been big supporters of the heritage varieties like Grenache and I see far better value in a wine like the Goat than comparable wines from the Rhone Valley that are often $60 to $100 a bottle.
There is no reason at all for such a price discrepancy and just shows how diligent searching will locate value.