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Gemtree Bloodstone Shiraz 2012

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The Experience

Drink When...
Sculpting the guns
Listen To...
Final Countdown
Think About...
What would Chuck Norris do?
Drink With...
Fools for breakfast

The Oddbins Take

Masterful, legendary and heroic are words that are often bandied around when talking about this Shiraz. We prefer to describe it as the Chuck Norris of wine. It’s big, it’s ballsy, it won’t stand for messing around, it’ll put hairs on your chest and it might kick your ass if it feels like it. It punches with spice, violets, liquorice, berries, chocolate and ultimate force. Some say that Chuck Norris crushed the grapes that made this wine purely by looking at them.

The Vital Statistics

Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Classification
Australia
Vintage
2012
Drink
Perfect Now Or Over The Next 3 Years
Closure
Screwcap
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
3.3g/l
14%
Alcohol Units
10.5
Awards
Bronze at Royal Melbourne Wine Show, Silver at San Francisco International Wine Competition

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The Style

Array
Shiraz/Syrah (100%)
Tags
Chunky, Fruity
Oak
Body
Light Full bodied
Sweetness
Dry Sweet

Notable Features

  • Suitable For Vegans
  • Organic

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Gemtree Vineyards is owned and run by third generation grape growers; the Buttery Family. The family is dedicated to producing iconic wines of the highest quality from their McLaren Vale vineyards which since 2008 have been farmed biodynamically and are 'in conversion' certified organic. They believe in minimal intervention across all stages of the winemaking process which results in wines which are powerful, concentrated and express the true characteristics of each variety and the region. The winemaker, Mike Brown has worked with Chester Osborn at d’Arenberg as well as stints in the South of France. The Bloodstone is 100% Shiraz sourced from a combination of Gemtree’s oldest vineyard on Tatachilla Road and their home block. It’s open fermented for 10 days then gently pressed into French oak for 14 months maturation and aging and is vegan. On the nose it offers violets, spicy red currants, plums and raspberry jam. The palate is dominated by plush, intense red fruits with subtle amounts of liquorice and chocolate with soft velvety tannins.