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Heirloom Vineyards Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache Awards

Posted January 18, 2018

Vintage 2020

  • The Real Review, Stuart Knox - 92 Points

    "A bright and clear medium ruby colour. Lavender, blue fruits and smoked-meats on the nose. The palate is medium to full-weighted, smoked and charred meats, blackberries and dried herbs wash throughout. A well-built interplay of bright acid and savoury tannins gives a sense of tension, which in turn runs it long into the finish. Still all very primary so give it some cellar time for now."

Vintage 2019

  • Sommelier Wine Awards (UK) 2020 – Gold Medal and Critics’ Choice Trophy
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2020 – Gold Medal
  • James Suckling – 93 Points
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2020 – Silver Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Show 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier International Wine & Spirits Competition 2020 – Silver Medal

"Attractive blackberries and raspberries, as well as a spicy-oak edge. The palate has the same berry mix with more exotic, pink-grapefruit tones. Smooth, supple and rounded texture."  James Suckling, May 2020

Vintage 2018

  • Decanter Wine Awards 2019 UK – Gold 95 Points
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2021, 93 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019 – Silver Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2019 – Silver Medal

Vintage 2017

  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2019 – Double Gold Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2018 - Best Grenache, Double Gold Medal,95 points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 – Gold Medal
  • Asia International Wine Competition 2018 - Gold Medal
  • New York International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2018 – Silver Medal, 90 Points
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • McLaren Vale Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal, 90 Points
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 92 Points
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 - 96 Points

"A strikingly patterned non-label (no words or numbers) attracts the eye. While the colour of the wine isn’t striking, the rest of it is totally delicious with its rainbow of sweet red fruits (not sugar- sweet) and accompanying spices, fine tannins doing enough. It’s a striking wine at a striking price. Grenache on the prowl." James Halliday 

Vintage 2016

  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2018 – Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2017 – Best Grenache of Show, Gold Medal
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 – Gold Medal, 90 Points
  • Sommelier International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 – Gold Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017 – Gold Medal
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2017 - Silver Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2017 - Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 93 Points
  • Sommelier Wine Awards London 2018 - Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 94 Points

"Substance, satiny texture, style; this has the trifecta. It's not the brightest grenache on the catwalk but its woody anise notes, fragrant herb and earth characters help make up for it in personality. Sweet fruited but not to an excessive degree; same judgement can be made of the alcohol. Clearly the quality of the grenache fruit itself here is high."

Heirloom Vineyards Alcala McLaren Vale Grenache