Gamekeeper's Reserve embraces the spectrum of ripe, savoury fruit flavours typical of Barossa red varieties, Shiraz Grenache and Touriga; supporting the idea that the sum of all parts is greater than any single component.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
"Many have tried and none have succeeded to copy the phenomenal success of Gamekeeper`s Reserve. The excuse that the Touriga element is the reason why this wine tastes like it does just doesn't hold any water anymore. This is because the succulence and precocity of this wine is wholly down to St. Halletts innate understanding of what we want to drink when were thirsty for gluggable, juicy, lip-licking red. This has resulted in another perfect performance in 2009, but if you want to taste a less hectic and more settled wine from this vast and impressive portfolio, plump for 2008 Faith Shiraz - it is 100 Best quality, too. "Top 100 Matthew Jukes, The Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2010 (30/Jun/10)
Winery Tasting Notes
Shiraz (56%), Grenache (35%) and a splash of Touriga Nacional (9%) - (a traditional Portuguese variety).
Vibrant and lively plum red with purple hues, which has become the trademark of this youthful exuberant wine.
Highly floral with lively dark cherry and violets. A spicy rose petal-like infusion from the Touriga Nacional combines to complete the sensory experience.
New world vibrant fresh array of red berry fruits and spice with an underlying old world European earthiness. Finishing with soft yet assertive tannins. This is a very food friendly wine, it interplays rather than dominates.
Enjoy with antipasto, smoked meats, game or even a little roast duck - in which the Gamekeeper has been known to indulge occasionally.