98 Points - Nick Stock
Spinifex Indigene is crafted from some of Spinifex's oldest dry-grown Shiraz(63%) and Mataro (37%) vineyards in Ebenezer, Moppa and High Eden. Hand harvested, fermented in open stainless steel and oak fermenters (with 30% bunches retained in the shiraz portions) for between 10 and 24 days. Components were matured in French oak demi-muids and barriques, 20% new.
The 2018 Spinifex Indigene offers a savoury, broody nose where roasted chestnut, hazelnut, dried cherry, mulberry and sweet cassis elements are framed by more delicate ground coffee, dried citrus rind and fresh tarragon notes.
The palate offers plenty of dark plum, ripe blackberry fruit lifted with delicate dried floral notes on the finish. Full and vigorous, with loads of flavour and a lovely structure, this is another top flight red wine from Spinifex.
"98 Points. Ripe dark plums, blueberries and graphite with some peppery, dark, wild-herb nuances. The palate has a very deep, rich and intense feel with such powerful blackberry and blueberry flavors. Long, smooth, thick and ripe tannins. This is a signature wine for Spinifex and it is in great shape in 2018. Exceptional. A blend of shiraz and mataro. Drink or hold. Screw cap."- Nick Stock, 2020 Barossa Report, jamessuckling.com.
Spinifex is the project of New Zealand-born Peter Schell, a Roseworthy graduate who had spent several vintages working in the south of France prior to establishing Spinifex. Spinifex's focus is on producing regional wines from Mediterranean varieties - predominately reds, mainly Mataro, Grenache, Shiraz and Cinsault.
They aim to make wines that display signatures of vineyard provenance and vintage, show regional typicity, and have a consistent thread of 'house style' that reflect their preferences and experiences with wine.
Winemaking is simple and relatively non-interventional in approach. They are big believers in the primacy of the vineyard. Good sites with restricted yields and old vines picked at optimal maturity almost always deliver intense, textured wines of character. Current standouts in the range include their Indigene, Esprit, Bete Noir, La Maline, and Papillon, while great value is to be found under their Miette Range.
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