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Grenache Blend / GSM

Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah) and Mourvèdre are three Mediterranean grapes that produce a popular red blend. Most of France’s Southern Rhone wines follow the local Chateauneuf-du-Pape model where Grenache dominates, its high sugars and low tannins bringing full body and plump, candied cherry/berry fruit. Syrah is the most ‘all-round’ grape but blended it adds tannin structure, complex aromatics and blacker fruit flavours. Mourvèdre backs it up with more fruit depth and tannin but also a meaty/earthy complexity, with other Rhone grapes such as Carignan and Cinsault sometimes appearing too. Arguably everything to everyone - soft, rich, structured and complex - this blend was revived by California’s Rhone Rangers in the 1980s while in Australia very old plantings of the main three produce blends simply labelled GSM.

Grenache Blend / GSM

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  1. 2014 Hecht & Bannier Syrah Grenache Carignan

    2014 Hecht & Bannier Syrah Grenache Carignan

    91 Points John Caro
    In this delicious Syrah blend you can taste what a happy climate (hot and dry) Languedoc winemakers have. Grenache and Carignan ripen perfectly in Hecht and Bannier's select vineyards but the ...
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  2. 2015 Tardieu Laurent Cotes du Rhone Villages 'Becs Fins' Rouge

    2015 Tardieu Laurent Cotes du Rhone Villages 'Becs Fins' Rouge

    91 Points John Caro
    An intense red from master negociants Tardieu Laurent. A beautiful vintage in 2015 has dished up a classic Cotes du Rhone in the Tardieu style - with rich fruit in captivating definition, ...
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  3. 2014 Charvin Cotes du Rhone

    2014 Charvin Cotes du Rhone

    John’s Picks
    91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
    Heaps of power and poise in our most popular Cotes du Rhone (and that's a big category, of course). Parker says this wine could age for a decade and we agree. Whole bunch pressed and with no ...
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  4. 2011 Bertrand Grand Terroir La Clape

    2011 Bertrand Grand Terroir La Clape

    92 Points John Caro
    A rich yet characterful red, this classic from Bertrand shows it's origin. La Clape enjoys a perfect location in the Languedoc: a coastal rock outcrop that was once an island, the intense ...
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  5. 2014 L'Oratoire St Martin Cairanne Reserve des Seigneurs

    2014 L'Oratoire St Martin Cairanne Reserve des Seigneurs

    92 Points John Caro
    A complex red from the village of Cairanne in the Rhone. L'Oratoire are known for letting Mourvedre play a bigger part - sometimes almost equal to Grenache - with the rest spicy Syrah. The ...
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  6. 2014 Penfolds Bin 138 Barossa Shiraz Grenache Mataro

    2014 Penfolds Bin 138 Barossa Shiraz Grenache Mataro

    94 Points Andrew Caillard
    A beautiful Syrah-led blend from Penfolds, the Bin 138 is backed by Grenache and Mataro (aka Mourvedre). This year the dusky red berry fruit and body of Grenache have a strong say, even though ...
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  7. 2016 Kalleske Clarrys Barossa Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro

    2016 Kalleske Clarrys Barossa Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro

    94 Points John Caro
    A big and structured GSM blend from organic legends, Kalleske. With tons going on across rich friut, spice, acid and tannin layers from these three classic Rhone varietals - Grenache, Syrah and ...
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  8. 2012 Xavier Vins Rasteau

    2012 Xavier Vins Rasteau

    93 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    A stunning Rasteau from the superstar of lush Rhone red - Xavier Vignon has milked everything out of Rasteau's various terroirs here, from clay-limestone slopes to sun-baked gravels. Plump and ...
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  9. 2014 Two Hands Brave Faces Barossa Grenache / Shiraz / Mataro

    2014 Two Hands Brave Faces Barossa Grenache / Shiraz / Mataro

    90 Points Richard Caro
    A balancing act of hugeness with huge finesse - the quality end of Aussie GSM. As 'negociants' Two Hands source only the best fruit then lovingly de-stem, select and extract lots and lots of ...
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  10. 2014 Tardieu Laurent Old Vine Rasteau

    2014 Tardieu Laurent Old Vine Rasteau

    91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
    Lush and polished, this Rasteau is out of the box - ripe dark fruit in deep waves over fine, spicy tannins and bright acidity. A tricky year for the Rhone - but Tardieu Laurent's expert choices ...
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