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Red Knot Classified GSM 2020

Tasting Note

Dark cherry red in colour. Fragrant aromas of cherries and roses are highlighted with hints of chocolate. The lively, medium weight palate is filled with flavours of bright summer berries. The luscious Grenache is complemented and structurally enhanced by the darker berry flavours and ripe tannins of the Shiraz and Mourvèdre, offering immediate appeal, whilst with age the wine will develop an attractive, savoury complexity.

 

*No animal products are used in the production of this wine.

 

$18.00

Silver medals:
  • 2021 New World Wine Awards, NZ
Bronze medals:
  • 2021 International Wine Challenge, UK
  • 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards, UK
  • 2021 Perth Royal Wine Awards, class 39
  • 2021 International Wine & Spirit Competition, UK
  • 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine awards, class 54
  • 2021 Sydney Royal Wine Show, class 27
  • 2021 NZ International Wine Show, class 24
4 stars - Winestate magazine, McLaren Vale Tasting, May/June 2021

Region

100% McLaren Vale

Variety

70% Grenache, 21% Shiraz, 9% Mourvedre

Alcohol

13.9%

PH

3.72

Titratable Acidity

5.5 g/L
Fine Wine Club, Barry Weinman
New Release Bargains

More depth, with high quality ripe, fragrant fruit supported by supple oak. The palate is quite taut initially, but the fruit excels on a finish that has excellent balance. Medium term cellaring an option, or drink with a rich pork ragout. Brilliant!

94 pts
Winestate Magazine
McLaren Vale Tasting

A nose of cherries, cola and violets with a super soft palate showing good weight of lifted fruit.

4 stars
Campbell Mattinson
The Wine Front

Sweet fruit up front but it finishes dry and spicey. Good value to be had here. Raspberry, straps of liquorice, those sweet roasted spice notes and a smoky-clovey note. Plushness to the mid-palate but it hasn’t been pushed too far. Easy to recommend.

90 pts
Mike Bennie
Wine Business Magazine

Simple, soft, good times red with everything in the right place. Raspberry liquorice, mint, choc-berry, saline mineral notes and clove spice. All of this in a squishy, slurpy frame. Easy as. Not changing the world here but a really neat and tidy red wine that ticks the boxes for overdelivering for the bucks.

92/100
2022 Halliday Wine Companion
Ned Goodwin

This is a delicious drink for the money spent. A classic Rhone prototype, the GSM acronym has become part of the Australian wine lexicon. For better, and often, for worse. Yet this sits in the right full-bodied socket, between ample red- and dark-fruit flavours, a smattering of briar and herb and well-appointed tannins. The point, I suppose, is that it does not try too hard. It simply delivers.

88 pts