A European styled GSM from Barossa!
Pop the bottles out the back door for an hour tonight, and you’ve got a chill on it, as required.Juicy raspberry and cherry, raspberry rope and musk, dusting of spice, pepper and dried herb. Medium bodied, plump and succulent with juicy fruit, fine powdery tannin, a little warmth, but well folded in, and an almost Chinotto-like bitterness to the finish, which really tapers in the juicy fruit, and adds something extra.Rated : 92 Points. Alcohol : 14.6%. Drink : 2015 - 2020. Gary Walsh. www.winefront.com.au
The Grenache is sourced from Barossa 'Old Vine' and 'Survivor Vine' vineyards in: Light Pass (1968), Greenock (1962), Williamstown (1968) and Krondorf (1942). The Mourvedre component comes from Seppeltsfield and the Shiraz from Krondorf. Matured for one year in old 500L puncheons. Bottled without filtration or fining. For immediate drinking and can be chilled lightly. Opaque Burgundy Red. Medium bodied with light extract. Spiced red fruit nose with cherry, raspberry and wild strawberry. The palate has red fruits, musk sticks, candied orange rind with Grenache's trademark warmth, volume and presence. Sweet tannins are spicy, fresh and chewy. Drink now until 2020. ALEX HEAD
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.