There are so few really delicious wines available at the BCLB, that finding this one makes it a treasure at the end of that rainbow. And I’m always hunting for these – GSMs are my desert island wines.
On the eyes, it’s a translucent ruby with lovely, even-spaced legs.
On the nose, it’s showing heavenly black fruit – blackberry and currant – garrigue and leather with rock dust minerals.
The palate is dry with perfect tannins and flavours of black currant, cherry and black pepper with dried rosemary and clove, licorice fern, saddle and a long finish with deep minerality. The alcohol is a shocking 15% abv, but there is no heat whatsoever.
Absolutely classic Grenache (40), Syrah (40) Mourvèdre (20) and WSET Very good plus with depth and flavour to the max, augmented by perfect balance.
This wine offers outrageous value for money. As Wine Advocate (#215) wrote, ‘It’s hard to believe you can get this quality for the price, but the consumer is the big winner here. Enjoy this rock star effort over the next 4-5 years.”
Cover me, I’m going in for more.