Swinney Frankland River Grenache - Great Southern, Frankland River, Western Australia
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Swinney Frankland River Grenache - Great Southern, Frankland River, Western Australia
Swinney Frankland River Grenache - Great Southern, Frankland River, Western Australia
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Swinney Frankland River Grenache - Great Southern, Frankland River, Western Australia

Swinney Frankland River Grenache 2020 - Great Southern, Frankland River, Western Australia

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95/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larking
95/100 The Wine Front, Mike Bennie
92/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke
92/100 James Suckling
96/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin (2019 vintage)
96/100 Decanter World Wine Awards (2019 vintage)
92/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2019 vintage)
95/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2018 vintage)
95/100 Decanter World Wine Awards (2018 vintage)
94/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)

Young Gun of Wine - Australian Vineyard of The Year 2020
Five Star Halliday Rating (2016 vintage)
James Halliday Top Ten ~ Best New Wineries 2015 (2016 vintage)
#6 Top Wineries of Australia 2020 ~ The Real Review

Organic

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larking "This is muscly grenache, with brawn and heft. The tannins, while gravelly and pervasive, serve to structure the wine in the mouth and through the finish. Fair warning: I was stumped by this wine upon initial opening: the tannins are firm. But give it some time in a decanter (an hour two should do it, for me it was overnight in the bottle, on the kitchen bench) and they dissolve into the fruit, allowing it to sing, as it should. A stellar wine - I’m so glad I waited."

The Wine Front, Mike Bennie "One of Australia’s finest versions of the variety born of excellent farming and a unique place. Quite the vision to jam the variety in the ground in the somewhat unlikely place of Great Southern, but hey, there you go. It takes on earthy, savouriness with aplomb, amongst that sour plum, black cherry juice, blood orange and iodine/graphite mineral qualities. Tannins start soft and build to an authority, a trim, succulent, medium weight wine in total cruise control with all elements balanced and a general sense of deliciousness in tow. That texture is superb. Moreish, gulpable but serious red wine. It’s fragrant, flavoursome, complex, interesting and down right awesome to sip on. You feel the goodness at hello. An inkier expression but righteous."

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Deep, vividly bright and youthful purple/red colour. The aromas are very fresh and primary, with cherry bubblegum, boiled-lolly grenache fruit, backed on the palate by tight, drying tannins. It's straightforward in its youth, will surely reward some ageing, and is a good showcase for grenache varietal fruit. "

James Suckling "Fresh and spicy red-cherry and raspberry aromas with red perfume, too. The palate holds impressively clear-cut tannins and juicy raspberries are bedded in deep. Purity also a highlight."

Matthew Jukes "2020 Swinney Grenache and 2020 Swinney Syrah are exemplary versions of cool climate, mineral-soaked, expertly grown and made wines. Vineyard magnate Matt Swinney and winemaking savant Rob Mann were in London recently to show these wine to the cognoscenti, and we were all blown away"

The West Australian, Ray Jordan "There is no question that this vineyard and the style being crafted under one of Australia’s finest winemakers, Rob Mann, have redefined syrah and grenache. These are now the established benchmarks and should be on the buy-now list for anyone with an interest in contemporary Australian wine.”

Young Gun of Wine, Australian Vineyard of The Year 2020 "The Swinney vineyard represents modern viticulture interwoven with Old-World techniques, executed with precision through a combination of exhaustive manual work and state-of-the-art technology, and all underpinned by an environmental focus...and the quality of the resulting wines, is truly extraordinary and inspiring.”

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin "A follow-on from the succulent 2018, this is the perfect example of what can happen in the hands of 2 different and brilliant people. Lee Haselgrove and his meticulous care of the vineyard site, Rob Mann and his near-visionary ability to craft wine. They're part of a tight-knit team, all crucial cogs in the success thus far. In a nutshell, this wine is supple, slinky, crunchy and very long; packed to the rafters with raspberry, exotic spice, and defined by fine, silty tannins. What a wine." (2019 vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Deep, bold, bright red/purple colour with a very smoky bouquet which combines jammy berry fruits with assorted spices and smoky, earthy, graphite notes. The wine is full-bodied and rich, with abundant tannins but they are in balance with the big body of the wine. A solid lump of a grenache: it's unusually structured." (2019 vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Medium to deep, bright red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is very fresh and vibrant, medium-bodied and intense, the tannins refined and harmonious, and there is no obvious oak character. Red berry and cherry flavours tinged with spices and graphite. A delicious modern style red wine which is up-front and very approachable already, but has the backbone to handle food and will also age well." (2018 vintage)

Organic wines are made from grapes grown without pesticides, following strict organic standards. Organic wines are produced in vineyards that do not use synthetic chemicals. Certified organic wines in Australia

The Swinneys are a pair of brother-and-sister winemakers who are one of the rare new Australian wineries to have two of their wines invited onto the esteemed wine lists of The Ivy and Savoy Grill (Gordon Ramsay) restaurants in London. Swinney Vineyards made its debut in Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2015 with a five-star rating and were ranked in the top ten of best new wineries.

Swinney Vineyards made its debut in Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2015 with a five-star rating and were ranked in the top ten of best new wineries.

Frankland River is a key Australian wine sub-region the south of Western Australia. It is located just inland from the Southern Ocean coast, 115 miles east of Margaret River. Frankland River is the coldest wine region in continental Australia. Riesling is the area's specialty, with its crisp, fresh style standing out from the more diesel–kerosene notes found in the warmer regions further north.

The great grape of the Southern Rhône, grenache, has also found many homes around the world, from Spain, to Italy, to California, while Australia is home to the world’s oldest productive grenache vines, planted in 1948. Today, a renaissance is seeing the grape championed, with makers in McLaren Vale arguably turning out the most compelling examples.
95/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larking
95/100 The Wine Front, Mike Bennie
92/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke
92/100 James Suckling
96/100 Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin (2019 vintage)
96/100 Decanter World Wine Awards (2019 vintage)
92/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2019 vintage)
95/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke (2018 vintage)
95/100 Decanter World Wine Awards (2018 vintage)
94/100 The Wine Front (2018 vintage)

Young Gun of Wine - Australian Vineyard of The Year 2020
Five Star Halliday Rating (2016 vintage)
James Halliday Top Ten ~ Best New Wineries 2015 (2016 vintage)
#6 Top Wineries of Australia 2020 ~ The Real Review

Organic

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larking "This is muscly grenache, with brawn and heft. The tannins, while gravelly and pervasive, serve to structure the wine in the mouth and through the finish. Fair warning: I was stumped by this wine upon initial opening: the tannins are firm. But give it some time in a decanter (an hour two should do it, for me it was overnight in the bottle, on the kitchen bench) and they dissolve into the fruit, allowing it to sing, as it should. A stellar wine - I’m so glad I waited."

The Wine Front, Mike Bennie "One of Australia’s finest versions of the variety born of excellent farming and a unique place. Quite the vision to jam the variety in the ground in the somewhat unlikely place of Great Southern, but hey, there you go. It takes on earthy, savouriness with aplomb, amongst that sour plum, black cherry juice, blood orange and iodine/graphite mineral qualities. Tannins start soft and build to an authority, a trim, succulent, medium weight wine in total cruise control with all elements balanced and a general sense of deliciousness in tow. That texture is superb. Moreish, gulpable but serious red wine. It’s fragrant, flavoursome, complex, interesting and down right awesome to sip on. You feel the goodness at hello. An inkier expression but righteous."

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Deep, vividly bright and youthful purple/red colour. The aromas are very fresh and primary, with cherry bubblegum, boiled-lolly grenache fruit, backed on the palate by tight, drying tannins. It's straightforward in its youth, will surely reward some ageing, and is a good showcase for grenache varietal fruit. "

James Suckling "Fresh and spicy red-cherry and raspberry aromas with red perfume, too. The palate holds impressively clear-cut tannins and juicy raspberries are bedded in deep. Purity also a highlight."

Matthew Jukes "2020 Swinney Grenache and 2020 Swinney Syrah are exemplary versions of cool climate, mineral-soaked, expertly grown and made wines. Vineyard magnate Matt Swinney and winemaking savant Rob Mann were in London recently to show these wine to the cognoscenti, and we were all blown away"

The West Australian, Ray Jordan "There is no question that this vineyard and the style being crafted under one of Australia’s finest winemakers, Rob Mann, have redefined syrah and grenache. These are now the established benchmarks and should be on the buy-now list for anyone with an interest in contemporary Australian wine.”

Young Gun of Wine, Australian Vineyard of The Year 2020 "The Swinney vineyard represents modern viticulture interwoven with Old-World techniques, executed with precision through a combination of exhaustive manual work and state-of-the-art technology, and all underpinned by an environmental focus...and the quality of the resulting wines, is truly extraordinary and inspiring.”

Halliday Wine Companion, Erin Larkin "A follow-on from the succulent 2018, this is the perfect example of what can happen in the hands of 2 different and brilliant people. Lee Haselgrove and his meticulous care of the vineyard site, Rob Mann and his near-visionary ability to craft wine. They're part of a tight-knit team, all crucial cogs in the success thus far. In a nutshell, this wine is supple, slinky, crunchy and very long; packed to the rafters with raspberry, exotic spice, and defined by fine, silty tannins. What a wine." (2019 vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Deep, bold, bright red/purple colour with a very smoky bouquet which combines jammy berry fruits with assorted spices and smoky, earthy, graphite notes. The wine is full-bodied and rich, with abundant tannins but they are in balance with the big body of the wine. A solid lump of a grenache: it's unusually structured." (2019 vintage)

The Real Review, Huon Hooke "Medium to deep, bright red colour with a good tint of purple. The bouquet is very fresh and vibrant, medium-bodied and intense, the tannins refined and harmonious, and there is no obvious oak character. Red berry and cherry flavours tinged with spices and graphite. A delicious modern style red wine which is up-front and very approachable already, but has the backbone to handle food and will also age well." (2018 vintage)

Organic wines are made from grapes grown without pesticides, following strict organic standards. Organic wines are produced in vineyards that do not use synthetic chemicals. Certified organic wines in Australia

The Swinneys are a pair of brother-and-sister winemakers who are one of the rare new Australian wineries to have two of their wines invited onto the esteemed wine lists of The Ivy and Savoy Grill (Gordon Ramsay) restaurants in London. Swinney Vineyards made its debut in Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2015 with a five-star rating and were ranked in the top ten of best new wineries.

Swinney Vineyards made its debut in Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2015 with a five-star rating and were ranked in the top ten of best new wineries.

Frankland River is a key Australian wine sub-region the south of Western Australia. It is located just inland from the Southern Ocean coast, 115 miles east of Margaret River. Frankland River is the coldest wine region in continental Australia. Riesling is the area's specialty, with its crisp, fresh style standing out from the more diesel–kerosene notes found in the warmer regions further north.

The great grape of the Southern Rhône, grenache, has also found many homes around the world, from Spain, to Italy, to California, while Australia is home to the world’s oldest productive grenache vines, planted in 1948. Today, a renaissance is seeing the grape championed, with makers in McLaren Vale arguably turning out the most compelling examples.