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    Bondar Wines 'Junto' GSM 2018

    Bondar Wines 'Junto' GSM 2018

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    Such a wonderful red wine. So more-ish, so brightly flavoured and so easy to drink. A traditional southern French blend of Grenache (70%), Shiraz (20%) and Mataro (9%) with just a tiny touch of Counoise dropped in the mix (let’s call it 1%). Sourced from old vines, picked by hand, the fruit was gently handled in the winery and aged in old French oak. Bondar tend to pick as early as they can for this wine so that they can create a very fresh, bright wine, with red fruits and lovely herbal characters. There’s a life to the palate, a nerve, a tension as well which elevates the intentionally light palate to a more serious place. The blend is put together with the idea that Grenache really is the hero, with Shiraz adding supporting flesh and the Mataro spice and structure/tannin. You'll try one bottle and you're almost certain to buy more. So good.

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    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      2-5 Years
    • Varieties

      Grenache Blend
    • Vintage

      2018
    • Alcohol Content

      13.9%
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (1)

    James Halliday

    95 points | August 2019
    This blend of 70% grenache, 20% shiraz, 9% mataro and 1% counoise comes from a patchwork of blocks, mainly estate, and mainly grown on sand. The burst of acidity is a blessing, not bane. It's true that grenache and shiraz do all the heavy lifting, but the impact of the mataro (and even the 1% counoise) add shade to the bright sunny flavours of the wine.
    This blend of 70% grenache, 20% shiraz, 9% mataro and 1% counoise comes from a patchwork of blocks, mainly estate, and mainly grown on sand. The burst of acidity is a blessing, not bane. It's true that grenache and shiraz do all the heavy lifting, but the impact of the mataro (and even the 1% counoise) add shade to the bright sunny flavours of the wine.

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