Thursday, 4 December 2014

Shottesbrooke Estate GSM 2013

This sample came through recently and I was stunned to learn it is Shottesbrooke's first GSM blend. Even winemaker Hamish Maguire says, "Where have you been all my life," after producing a wine which fits nicely into the current range.

Strikingly easy drinking, it's juicy as and bursting with red fruits, dark berries, earthiness and some rustic charm. Toss in some savoury herbs and baking spices and it just hums. There's a perfume which can almost be pinned down to violets and purple flowers, yet there's a depth and calmness about the wine. A drop of residual sugar makes it such a smashable drink.

I'd certainly go here again. And why not? It's tremendous value for $20!

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $20
Source: Sample

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