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RESERVE: 2020 Mixed 6

Regular price$480.00 Sale price

RESERVE: 2020 Mixed 6

Regular price$480.00 Sale price



  • 2 x RESERVE: 2020 Grenache
  • 2 x RESERVE: 2020 Shiraz
  • 2 x RESERVE: 2020 Chardonnay


2020 wasn’t the ideal vintage for typical Tonic “styled” wines in my view. For me, the wines are a bit bigger than we’d expected - not necessarily a shit thing - it’s just what the vintage gave us. C’est la vino.

While mulling over the vintage gone, it became apparent that what I was seeing were qualities I look for in a Reserve release for Tonic. Not so much sheer power or richness, but rather charm, finesse and textural detail.

In an act of cunning (or perhaps defiance), I kept the best of 2020 Shiraz, Chardonnay and Grenache aside for a little longer than the regular line-up, on lees and unsulphured, as is our mantra. The theory being, that these wines are actually a little more reticent, they take more unfurling and, to me, show greater texture and complexity of flavour as a result.

And what can we say of this little experiment?

Patience is a farking virtue, friends.


Tonic Reserve Promotion

Free Reserve Tonic wine (RRP $80) offer available until midnight ACDT 29 November 2022, and will be added to orders automatically. Reserve Shiraz, Grenache or Chardonnay will be allocated at random. One free bottle per customer. Customers must purchase six bottles or more in the same order to be eligible for offer. Not available in conjunction with any other promotion.