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Red Knot McLaren Vale GSM

Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre 2017

$15.00

 

 

Tasting Note

Cherry red in colour. Rose, cherry and strawberry primary aromas are enhanced with notes of freshly turned earth and milk chocolate. Initial flavours of Turkish delight and blackberry lead into the compote of darker fruit and savoury elements that fill out the mid-palate and linger moreishly.

Winemaker’s Note

Serve lightly chilled in the heat of summer.

 
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Vivacious, open, lively cherry attack in the mouth, with crunchy currant, red berries and vanilla. Satisfying tobacco nuance on the finish. 90 pts.

Judges comments, International Wine Challenge, UK, May 2018

After hitting the big time with an amazing haul of trophies at last year's Royal Adelaide Wine Show (with the 2016 vintage of this wine), it's worth taking a look at the follow-up release. Grenache was the star attraction at many major shows in the past 12 months and it's heartening to see this wine doesn't disappoint. Its perfumed florals, choc-raspberry licorice flavours, palate-teasing energy, depth of spice and subtle oak seasoning all add up to a very splashable red.

Tony Love, The Advertiser (Adelaide), June 2018

Awards

Gold medal:

  • 2018 Royal Queensland Wine Show, class 36
  • 2018 Royal Hobart Wine Show, class 37

Silver medal:

  • 2018 International Wine Challenge #2, UK
  • 2018 Cairns Wine Show
  • 2018 International Wine Challenge, Vienna
  • 2018 New World Wine Awards, NZ
  • 2018 McLaren Vale Wine Show, class 22

Bronze medal:

  • 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards, UK
  • 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show, class 43
  • 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, class 53
  • 2018 International Wine & Spirit Competition, UK
  • 2018 NZ International Wine Show, class 24
  • 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards, class 51

 

 

 

Technical Details

Variety 55% Grenache
  23% Shiraz
  22% Mourvedre
Region 100% McLaren Vale
Alcohol 14.3%
TA 5.4 g/L
pH 3.61

 


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