"Following a wine retail background going back to 1966, Paul and Jill Buttery established Gemtree Vineyards in 1980 when they purchased a vineyard on Tatachilla Road in the McLaren Vale. The grew the business releasing their own Gemtree label in 1998. Son Andrew Buttery now heads the company, and his sister Melissa and her husband Mike Brown look after the viticulture and winemaking. The company has made the commitment to sustainability, practising biodynamic farming and achieved Australian Certified Organic certification in 2011. Gemtree owns over 130 ha of vineyards across three main sites and makes a large range of wines over different tiers." Raymond Chan
What The Critics Say
95/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday
"20-120yo vines, sophisticated sorting of bunches and/or berries, open-fermented, matured in French barriques (45% new) for 18 months. Opaque colour; ultra full-bodied, tannins stitched through black fruits. Very good wine, but has to be given more time to open up and welcome visitors." Drink by 2047
Winemaker notes on current 2017 vintage
"Inky black with purple hue. Complex aromatic profile with intense richness, currants, dark berries, creamy oak, cacao nib, plums, cinnamon and nutmeg. Rib eye steak with truffle butter. 2017 Ernest Allan is a wine of class, showcasing purity, structure and balance. The depth and weight across the palate combined with integrated oak, acid and tannin make this, our fourth release, a memorable wine."
94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown (2013 vintage)
"Medium garnet/purple, the 2013 Ernest Allan Shiraz has pronounced creme de cassis, blueberry compote and preserved plum aromas with notes of dark chocolate, licorice, Chinese five spice and menthol hints. Full-bodied and concentrated with firm, very fine-grained tannins and some apparent oak, it finishes long and multilayered."
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