Gibson ‘Duke’ Shiraz Grenache
Rob ‘Gibbo’ Gibson has a cracking track record as ‘The Dirt Man’. Before he started his own label about 20 years ago, Gibbo was the man in charge of some of South Australia’s best vineyard for Penfold’s – because those vineyards grew the fruit that ended up in Grange. Always up for a laugh, and crafting amazing classic Barossa styles, Gibson is now turning it’s hand to some more emerging styles – watch this space..
A strong red to purplish hue. Undergrowth, briar, dark raspberry and chocolate, paprika with a sweet overlay of cinnamon and star anise. An immensely appealing bouquet, indicative of a long slow ripening where the fruit was not rushed to maturity. The palate is a mirror of the bouquet; suave and sophisticated, round and rolling, spicy and vibrant. A tea leaf and twig structure adds to red fruits with acidity light and fresh. A wine of great depth yet full of subtle notes that shine long on the palate.
93 Points – James Halliday’s Wine Companion
‘it’s a well-rounded wine with ripe plump fruit, a dash of spice and smoky, meaty-charcuterie flavours, everything in unison. Full-bodied with ripe tannins and ready to be poured.’
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