Spinifex Papillon Grenache Cinsault, Barossa Valley 2014 $24
The colour, indeed the entire wine, is pinot-like in its perfume and subtlety. It’s light red-purple hued and fragrant, with raspberry and spices, strawberry and pepper. Light-bodied, low-tannin, soft and fruity, and ready to enjoy young. (Screwcap; 13.5 per cent alcohol). Score: 91 ★★★★ – view on Huonhooke.com
Ageing: Drink now to five years.
Food: Beef carpaccio.
Stockists: Five Way Cellars, Paddington, Sydney; Blackhearts & Sparrows, Fitzroy, Melbourne.
Price Benchmark: $22.00 Avg 91pt 2014 Grenache Blend tasted from Australia