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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.