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    Spinifex Papillon 2019

    Spinifex Papillon 2019

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    Pete Schell's Papillon was one of the first of the mod-Barossa wines to show that ripeness and depth of flavour needn't come at the expense of freshness and vineyard clarity. All these years later it remains at the very top of its game. If anything, it has never been in better form. Papillon is crafted from a range of old vine, dry grown Grenache (78%) and Cinsault (22%) vineyards, located in the east and far northern reaches of the Barossa Valley. The average age of these low yielding vines today sits at 90 years old.
    It sports a deliciously crunchy texture, cleansing acidity, savoury grip, and is somehow perfectly integrated with the wine's generous fruit giving a delicious sense of balance.

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    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      2-5 Years
    • Varieties

      Grenache Blend
    • Vintage

      2019
    • Alcohol Content

      13%
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (2)

    James Halliday

    95 points | August 2019

    78% grenache, 22% cinsaut, the average vine age 90yo, open and closed fermenters with whole berry and whole bunches, 8-14 days on skins, matured in a mix of large-format old French oak, stainless steel and concrete tanks. Good colour; fresh and bright red berries; tannins are present, but you can't pin them down; good length to the finish.

    78% grenache, 22% cinsaut, the average vine age 90yo, open and closed fermenters with whole berry and whole bunches, 8-14 days on skins, matured in a mix of large-format old French oak, stainless steel and concrete tanks. Good colour; fresh and bright red berries; tannins are present, but you can't pin them down; good length to the finish.

    Mike Bennie

    92 points | June 2019

    Grenache and cinsault in the mix for 2018. Mostly grenache. From higher sites in the Spinfex coterie of vineyards, and, as is often the Spinifex motif, ‘picked earlier’.

    Aromatic wine of high perfume, red cherry, touch of maraschino, some clove notes, touch of earthiness. The palate has a distinct crispness and crunch, red cherries, firm but fine web of tannins. It’s bright and vivacious but tells you who is boss. Drinkability is very high.

    Grenache and cinsault in the mix for 2018. Mostly grenache. From higher sites in the Spinfex coterie of vineyards, and, as is often the Spinifex motif, ‘picked earlier’.

    Aromatic wine of high perfume, red cherry, touch of maraschino, some clove notes, touch of earthiness. The palate has a distinct crispness and crunch, red cherries, firm but fine web of tannins. It’s bright and vivacious but tells you who is boss. Drinkability is very high.

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