2018 Gemtree Bloodstone McLaren Vale Shiraz

92 Points Huon Hooke
In stock
A deliciously rich Shiraz from a serious organic producer. Gemtree make reds that are harmonious and natural but inky-dark and luscious. Organic McLaren Vale vineyards produce ripe, quality juice that goes through an indigenous fermentation then 12 months in large and small French oak. Ethical and sustainable, but rich and delicious. There is serious value in this bottle!
$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle



Its Origins

"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

92/100 The Real Review, Huon Hooke

"Deep red/purple colour. Dense plummy aromas with a subtle lacework of oak, a very attractive nose. The palate is no less admirable: intense and supple, full-bodied and harmonious with a long carry. Great symmetry. A big but very approachable shiraz. Delicious. 24 AUG 2019." Drink 2019 - 2029

16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com (2015 vintage)

"This has a very welcome oak scent on the nose, plus beautifully ripe fruit. Exemplary modern McLaren Vale Shiraz with grace and delicacy. (RH)."

Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Region McLaren Vale
Closure Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.00%
Maturity 2019 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME



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