Winter Seasonal Release Half Dozen - $360

A selection of the very best wine from our current release, this half dozen includes:

  • 2 x GSM2 2015
  • 2 x Shiraz 2016
  • 2 x Grouch 2016

GSM2 2015

Grenache 50% Syrah 28% Mouverdre 21% and a dash of Muscat of Alexandria. An eclectic nose – candied fruit, Turkish delight, bright red fruit and sweet spice – that belies a seamless palate combining layered fruit and savoury spicy tannins. No new wood. Peking Duck!

Shiraz 2016

The colour is an intense garnet.  The nose shows powerful up front Shiraz with intense red fruit and plums, earth and straw, coffee and complex dusty mineral notes with a subtle floral lift from the Viognier. 

The palate opens with intense plum and gunmetal building to rich layered red fruits. The wine is dark and rich yet silky through the palate with well balanced cedar and vanilla attributable to the new oak component. Textural savoury tannins and bright acidity give a long clean finish. 

Grouch 2016

Our top Shiraz, the infamous Grouch is only made in years where long ripening can provide intense flavours, structure and complexity. Select parcels of concentrated Syrah fruit were co-fermented with some Marsanne (roughly 6%), creating a powerful yet savoury wine reminiscent of those from the great appellation of Hermitage. With layer upon layer of savoury complexity this wine can be enjoyed now (long decanting is recommended) but will continue to please for many many years to come. Halliday did suggest that you drink this wine in 2046… but we doubt that you’ll be able to wait that long once you taste it.

 

*Seasonal Release does not come with a wooden case as pictured above.

Winter Seasonal Release Half Dozen - $360