Ochota Barrels The Green Room Onkaparinga Hills Grenache Syrah 2019 750ml
Grenache 92%, Syrah 8%
McLaren Vale, South Australia
The Green Room Grenache Syrah is a new look at a classic Rhone style blend. The Grenache from a McLaren Vale vineyard planted in 1946 is the focal point of this piece. Making up the majority of the blend (92%), most of the Grenache is whole bunch pressed with the fruit spending anywhere from 28 to 88 days on skins. Got a whole lotta skins. This is a young, vibrant, dazzling version of McLaren Vale Grenache which just gets better every year.
"Lifted spice, Satsuma plum compote and a herbal thread of thyme with white pepper entwine the strikingly fragrant bouquet of bouillon.The palate entry is opulent yet nervy with medium bodied savoury, (almost Pinot like) finely grained textural components resembling pomegranate and lingonberry." - Taras Ochota
93 Points - James Suckling
12 May, 2020 – A very fresh, richly fruited nose with raspberry, blueberry and ripe strawberry aromas, as well as crushed red flowers. The palate is as bright and vibrant as it gets. Really succulent, crunchy and long, packed with raspberry and pomegranate flavor. The best Green Room release to date. Drink or hold. Screw cap."