91 Pts Jay Miller - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The dark ruby-colored 2006 Grenache was sourced from 80-year-old vines and aged in French barriques, 10% new. It exhibits an alluring perfume of smoke, spice box, lavender, mineral, and cherry. This is followed by a full-bodied, full-flavored, silky Grenache with layers of savory fruit, superb balance, and a fruit-filled finish. Drink this pleasure-driven wine from 2010 to 2018." -91 points- Jay Miller- Wine Advocate
"Rich and ripe with an abundance of sweet red fruits, and a slight garrigue note at the edge; long and sweet, with a toasty finish. Cork." -91 points- James Halliday- Australian Wine Companion
"A brooding nose, with a bright red berry note, a punnet of fresh raspberries tossed in balsamic and a little dung. The white pepper spice of Grenache intertwined with the cedar notes. There is a sweetness of smokey char, smouldering chestnut litter in Autumn. A soft rounded palate, flavours of boiled beetroot and a swill of 'black and tan'. This wine is so subtle but completely engaging. Watch it explode with a little time. I love it." -Justin McNamee, Winemaker
"At Samuel's Gorge I am looking to collate the tools and experience that I have gathered over the years to craft wines with focus, specialising in three key varietals that I think excel in McLaren Vale; Grenache, Shiraz and Tempranillo."
"The barn from which I work was built in 1853 and is positioned on a ridge top that runs east/west on the southern lip of the Onkaparinga River National Park. Dramatic Australian wilderness greets me every morning on the way to the barn." -Justin McNamee