The 2010 vintage continues a remarkable decade of harvests in McLaren Vale, joining 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008. An almost perfect growing season paved the way for a vintage where all the strongest parcels of fruit were picked in ideal conditions. The resultant wine has great concentration and flavour yet continues with the Gemtree trademark of fine acid and tannin lines.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Deep, dense purple-crimson; this is a notably intense and complex shiraz from the start of the bouquet through to the finish and aftertaste; spice, licorice, blackberry, blood plum and dark chocolate powder all have their say while leaving space and air, giving the wine finesse and elegance. Rating 95 - Drink by 2025 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep purple/crimson with purple and black hues.
Satsuma plums, licorice, white pepper, black jubes, mocha, red cherry, hints of cinnamon and savoury oak.
A complex web of flavours that traverse the palate. The front is dominated by the darker spectrum of fruits - blackberry, plums and blueberries. The 2010 has a definitive concentration of typical uncut shirazes yet something we haven’t seen since the 2006 vintage, restraint. Half way through the palate journey the wine checks itself and much like a funnel the fruits are channeled in by wonderful lines of acid and tannin.
Duck Breast Ragu with soft Polenta.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal, 2011 Australian Small Winemakers Show
Bronze Medal, 2011 HK INTL Wine Competition: Food & Wine Matching for Peking Duck
Silver Medal, 2011 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Bronze Medal, The Visy 2011 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge