Ochota Barrels A Sense Of Compression Grenache 2019 750ml
99% Grenache, 1% Viognier.
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Unfined and unfiltered.
Limited - 600 bottles
As far as wine projects go, this is at the pointy end of exciting.
Winemaker and rock star extraordinaire MJ Keenan (Tool, Pucifer) and Ochota barrels winemaker and music lover Taras, have joined forces to create a wine of immense personality. There is a backstory of course, which involves a mutual love of music and a shared philosophy of less is more, low intervention winemaking which gave birth to this project.
At its core, a belief in less winemaking tricks and wines that maintain and celebrate a coiled tightness... A sense of compression..
Score: 98 Points - James Suckling
14 May, 2020 – "This has an ethereal nose with such delicate, dry-roasted brown spices, red flowers and vibrant strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, mulberries, red plums and fresh-baked pastry. Crunchy feel on the palate with essence-like blackberry and raspberry flavors, cast in such fine, smooth tannins. Diamond-cut precision here. Holds flavor in very long. Drink or hold."