Gemtree Uncut Shiraz 2015, Mclaren Vale, South Australia

Shiraz Shiraz
South Australia, Australia

$23.25 (627844)

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December 09, 2017

Critic Reviews (2)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

There's evidently genuine life and interest right off the top in this biodynamically-grown shiraz from Gemtree,...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This large, biodynamic estate in McLaren Vale is making solid, fairly dense, high energy and honest wines. Not the...

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juniacke
juniacke

A 2015 Shiraz from McLaren Vale, Australia. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. These winemakers are one of the top biodynamic producers in Australia. Like most Australian wines I've had, the aromas jump out of the glass. Black pepper, blackberry, plum, vanilla, chocolate. There's a green component you don't often get with Shiraz like green bell pepper and grass. Thick, chewy, buttery, creamy, chocolatey. The tannins have some grit, producing a long finish of chocolate and mild black pepper. 14.5% alcohol. A very good example of Australian Shiraz.

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Craig Townson
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Biodynamically frown McLaren Vale Shiraz here, complete with super-ripe blackberry fruit, well tuned oak, and high alcohol (14.5% declared, I bet it is at least 1% higher). Highly extracted style, though not quite as over the top as some Aussie shiraz from years gone by, and some slightly unbalanced acidity on the finish (they acidify these wines in warmer climes). Anyway, well made though not really my cuppa. Still some on the shelf despite a long ago price reduction. Tasted Sep2018.

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