Gemtree `Tadpole` Shiraz 2009 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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The Tadpole Shiraz is an untamed animal — zero filtration, zero fining and minimal intervention.

The 2009 growing season presented us with good winter and spring rains. The warm days and cool nights leading up to harvest provided us with near perfect conditions.

As a result, the 2009 wines have wonderful finesse and brightness. Not cloying and over ripe they display remarkable richness and vibrance that will see them drinking well for the next 5-8 years.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep red, purple and black hues.


Black jubes, plums, cinnamon, raspberry conserve, Chinese 5 spices and savoury oak.


The front palate is dominated by plush, intense red fruits with subtle amounts of liquorice and chocolate fanning across the mid to back. The 2009 Tadpole is a structured wine with soft velvety tannins.

Food Matching

Lasagna, venison sausages with mash.


Drink now - 2014

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Gemtree Winery

Rated - 5 Star Winery – James Halliday Wine Companion 2010

Gemtree is a family affair. Third generation McLaren Vale grapegrowers, the Buttery family are dedicated to producing iconic wines of the highest quality from their premium biodynamic vineyards. They are passionate about innovation both in the vineyard and winery, where winemaker Mike Brown pushes the boundaries of experimentation and alternative winemaking practices. With a staggering collection of Trophies and medals, Gemtree is rapidly building an international reputation for excellence across their entire range.

Winemaker - Mike Brown

Mike Brown is a multi awarded winemaker with over a decade of experience in McLaren Vale. His winemaking philosophy is straightforward — working in tandem with the viticulturist is paramount to the final quality of the fruit.

Choices made in the vineyard from pruning through to harvesting will determine the ultimate characteristic of the wine. Mike believes in minimal intervention across all stages of the winemaking process, which results in wines which are powerful, concentrated, and express the true characteristics of each variety and the region.

Mike has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of experimentation and alternative winemaking practices and has racked up an impressive collection of Trophies and medals with Gemtree wines over the last 10 years.

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