Spinifex Papillon Grenache/Cinsault/Carignan/Shiraz 2010, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Red Blend Red Blend
South Australia, Australia

$22.25 (285205)

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October 13, 2012

Critic Reviews (4)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a real, authentic wine, immediately recognizable as quality wine from the first sip. This has wonderfully pure...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

Barossa Valley’s Spinifex is known for achieving Old World elegance in their New World wines. Winemaker Peter Schell...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Lactic, creamy cassis with a touch of pepper. Feminine with lavender and violets. Savory sea salt and plum plums. A...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Spinifex sounds like a brand of cycling garb. But he wine is not that sleek or racy. It’s a simple, grapy-strawberry,...

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Community Reviews (4)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium ruby in colour with a slight cloudiness and a medium+ intense nose.

Full flavour wine that is truly enjoyable. Best Buy at the clearance price.

Positives: The wine is complex featuring cedar, plums, white & red peppers, strawberry, raspberry, cassis, cloves, cinnamon, basil, sage, dried leaves and mushrooms. Medium body and medium tannins with good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: None

Drink now or over the next 3 years on its own or pair it with tenderloin grilled steak.

Tasted: 4 Oct 2013

Score: 9+/10, Value: 9/10 (Clearance price: 9.5/10) Total: 18+/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4+

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Not much to add on tasting notes here. An elegant wine that focuses on restraint. complex and layered with depth for the price. A great grab at the bin end sale.

Tasted August 2013.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine opened up with aromas of plum/strawberry/raspberry fruit, dried violet, white pepper and savoury spices. On the mouthfeel, medium bodied (with alcohol at 14%), light on its feet, delicate texture, spicy plum jelly flavours, good acidity and smooth well integrated tannins. This blends finish is medium length, not very complex but smooth with nice flavours. Very interesting, easy drinking Australian Rhône blend from Australia and very enjoyable.

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iveyman
iveyman

This is a nice blend of Australian grenache/linsaut/carignan/shiraz that is light to medium-dodied and has tastes of berries and a touch of spice. Reasonable long finish.

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