Willunga 100

2016 The Tithing Grenache named in Top 100 Wines

Nathan Hughes

We are passionate about making superb Grenache, which is why we find ourselves in McLaren Vale SA. This region really delivers on fruit quality for this variety. Our 2016 The Tithing Grenache is a fantastic representation of both "The Vale" and the variety, and it appears that others agree! Scroll down to read some of the latest reviews.

Top 100 Australian Wines - Matthew Jukes 
Instead of leading with a red fruit theme, The Tithing is a few shades darker with a purple hue and a few blueberry and mulberry notes coming in to add complexity to the juicier red fruit notes. The oak is firm and controlling but it doesn’t step on the toes of the fruit and it adds a glamorous sheen to the wine. In addition, the flavour is longer than I have ever experienced in a Willunga 100 wine and this matches with their desire to ramp up the excellence of this brand. What I like most about this wine is its balance. Where other estates prefer to walk away and leave the wine to its own means, this enterprise likes to work hard, forensically analysing every step of production with a view to incremental improvement year on year. This mantra impresses me greatly.

96 Points and 5 stars - Sam Kim
This is seriously good; the fragrant and complex bouquet shows raspberry, strawberry tart, cedar, floral and warm spice aromas, leading to a concentrated palate that is plush and soothing. The wine displays excellent depth and intensity, together with fabulous fruit purity and spicy complexity, finishing superbly long and silky. At its best: now to 2028.