“This wine is in full stride in 2019 with such intense raspberries and dark cherries, wrapped in a smooth, juicy palate that has such silky, well-judged tannin structure. So much depth of flavor with upbeat, velvety texture. Nails the brief!”
“This has impressive depth, purity and detail with an impeccably fresh array of raspberry and red-plum aromas, subtle oak spices and plenty of perfume. The palate is seamless and even, showing such purity and elegance with length and power. Stunning.” (#53 of Top 100 Australian Wines of 2018)
"From a single vineyard planted in 1923 as bushvines in the hills above Clarendon. Light, bright colour; a full-bodied, savoury grenache unique to Clarendon with its structure and mouthfeel (but not its flavours); as robust as shiraz. It deserves a minimum of 5 years for the spices (presently locked up) to burst forth."
"From a range of vineyards across McLaren Vale, each vinified and matured for 15 months in French oak separately prior to blending. The ultimate in glass bottle packaging, ‘RSW' boldly engraved on the glass. The second the wine enters the mouth it booms like a foghorn on a liner from years gone by with dark chocolate from Switzerland. The taste doesn't change much: black fruits, earth, spice, oak and tannins are also part of the DNA of this painstakingly made wine." (Gold)
"This has impressive depth, purity and detail with an impeccably fresh array of raspberry and red-plum aromas, subtle oak spices and plenty of perfume. The palate is seamless and even, showing such purity and elegance with length and power. Stunning."
"The top-end wines of Wirra Wirra all boast an exemplary meld of tightly knit, grapey tannins; considered oak and easy flowing acidity, making them a pleasure to drink. Despite the muscle of blue to dark fruit tones and the driving vinosity of this shiraz, it is far from an assault. Violet wafts across an altogether savoury melody. Long and fine."
"This wine continues to assert itself as a benchmark for grenache in the region, fusing power with poise in a very convincing result. The nose is composed of all freshly crushed raspberries, red cherries and plums. It's also gently earthy and spicy. There's just a hint of deep-set complexity written into this that will emerge in time. The palate's succulent, flavorsome and juicy with tannins that spread long and fine, holding the finish with impressive focus and drawing flavors of juicy raspberries, cherries and lightly toasted spices deep through the finish. Terrific wine." (#68 top 100 AUS Wines 2016)
"The continued refinement of the flagship wines from Wirra Wirra is evident in the ’14 RSW. Darkly coloured and darkly fruited, the palate is finely poised with grainy, slatey tannins saturated in blackberry-laden fruit, the finish long, savoury and extremely fine."
"Light, but fresh, red hue; this is a very serious Grenache, with a rarely encountered drive and length based entirely on its varietal fruit, the oak and tannins whispering in the background. Will flourish with age. But that’s no reason for a hands-off policy today."