96 pts James Halliday Oct 2016
The bouquet and palate take you into hidden chambers of McLaren Vale, so intense are the multilayered fruits, the remarkable character is the lack of any demarcation between fruit, oak and, above all else, tannins. Lay this down for your favourite grandchildren.
We have delivered a wine that is hand crafted, this shows the typicity of our great vineyards, manipulated in a way that purity of Shiraz prevails, and we all get to enjoy a truly remarkable wine. Our oak regime with this vintage was decreased, as we wanted to see Gemtree’s provenance, and the result is a wine a showing purity and elegance. Oak 20 months in 75 % new and 25 % 1 – 2 year old French Sylvain and Meyriuex.
This 100% Shiraz from McLaren Vale is a beautiful wine showing purity and elegance. Complex aromatic profile of plummy black fruits concentrated red Fruit, dark chocolate, olives and red spice. We love the plum, blueberry and raspberry flow from the front to the back palate with mouth coating tannins and balanced acidity creating a seamless weight. A stunning example of what Shiraz should be. Certified organic and biodynamic. Only 4,800 bottles made