92 pts Wine Spectator
Generous, aromatic and fleshy, offering a vibrant core of ripe cherry, cranberry and raspberry flavors that are fleshy and generous, with notes of matcha green tea, spice and dried lavender that linger on the finish. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz. Drink now through 2035.
91 pts James Suckling
The nose is all grenache-driven raspberry and blueberry with a gently herbal edge. The palate has a plush, smooth-honed and gently pithy red-fruit core that holds a fresh, refined finish. A blend of 72% grenache, 23% mataro and 5% shiraz.
91 pts Wine Enthusiast
This is a classy, harmonious bottling made from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. It’s full of plump plum, black currant, mint, violet, tobacco and iodine flavors. The tannins are herbal, chalky and powerful, and the mouthfeel is silky. Drink now-2028.
72% Grenache, 23% Mataro, 5% Shiraz
Cuvée Juveniles was created as a ‘Cote Du Rhone’ inspired bistro wine from the classic Barossa varieties of Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and Shiraz from mostly old, unirrigated vineyards. These varieties are the cornerstone of the Barossa Valley and are intrinsic in the wines that are so easily appreciated around the world and often referred to as GSM blends by sommeliers and consumers alike.
A perennial favourite, Grenache from old vines shows it ability to exhibit lifted florals, red juicy fruit characters such as wild cherry, raspberry and pomegranate. The palate has delicious texture and long acidity balancing a freshness from savoury Mataro and bolder Shiraz components. Serve with an array of cuisines including spicy dishes at or below 16 degrees Celsius.