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Spinifex Papillon 2021

$30.00
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Spinifex Papillon 2021
Producer Spinifex
Region, Country Barossa Valley, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 19784-750

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. 


This year’s wine was drawn from two exceptionally old vineyards, both dry-grown bush-vine sites. The Grenache (the lion’s share at over 70% of the blend) comes off circa-1890 vines rooted in deep, coarse sandy soil. This parcel was naturally fermented with 50% whole bunches for heightened fragrance and freshness. The Cinsault, again from pre-Great-War vines (1910), grows in a red clay terroir. Each vineyard was hand harvested when just ripe to ensure natural acids, freshness and spice and, that the edgier tannins were preserved. The fruit was de-stemmed and fermented as whole berries.

Spinifex Papillon 2021

Reviews

“Juicy, flirty red. Floral scents, red berries in scents and flavours, good chomp of sticky tannins, this fine, fresh feel throughout. Glistens in the palate; like sucking on a ruby. That lightness and vitality sure is appealing. A very bright, youthful expression of Barossa red, with complexity in tow.”
93 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
“This has bright fragrance with fresh and upbeat red berries, as well as bunchy, spicy kick. Super-fresh palate that has attractively defined tannins and very pure summer berries. Crunchy finish. A blend of grenache and cinsault. Drink now. Screw cap.”
93 points, Nick Stock. jamessuckling.com
“I've always been a fan of this bouncy and intensely aromatic blend for its effortless inherent drinkability and sense of space. Purple hued and light of body, it flits around the palate leaving trails of floral-flecked red fruits, souk-like spice and gentle gypsum-like tannins. Playful, supple & very moreish.”
93 points, Dave Brookes, Winecompanion.com.au

Reviews

“Juicy, flirty red. Floral scents, red berries in scents and flavours, good chomp of sticky tannins, this fine, fresh feel throughout. Glistens in the palate; like sucking on a ruby. That lightness and vitality sure is appealing. A very bright, youthful expression of Barossa red, with complexity in tow.”
93 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
“This has bright fragrance with fresh and upbeat red berries, as well as bunchy, spicy kick. Super-fresh palate that has attractively defined tannins and very pure summer berries. Crunchy finish. A blend of grenache and cinsault. Drink now. Screw cap.”
93 points, Nick Stock. jamessuckling.com
“I've always been a fan of this bouncy and intensely aromatic blend for its effortless inherent drinkability and sense of space. Purple hued and light of body, it flits around the palate leaving trails of floral-flecked red fruits, souk-like spice and gentle gypsum-like tannins. Playful, supple & very moreish.”
93 points, Dave Brookes, Winecompanion.com.au

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