POSTMASTER GRENACHE, SHIRAZ, MOUVEDRE 2017
Appearance: Bright, cherry red
Nose: Perfumed confectionery lift with aromas of raspberry, mulberry, cherry, hints of musk, gingernut biscuits, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove
Palate: Mulberry, raspberry, red cherry, strawberries, hints of chocolate éclair. The wine has focused and elegant tannins, well integrated oak, with a silky persistent finish. Grenache delivers perfumed lift, juicy red berry fruits, Shiraz adds fleshy plum and strawberries, Old vine tannins provide elegance and structure. Mourvedre ties the palate together as it adds tannin volume and earthy texture
Food Pairing: This is a classic regional blend that shows off the varieties that do well and is also fantastic with food
About the wine: First produced in 2013 Postmaster GSM is a luscious, elegant, mid-weight wine that displays great flavour and balance, with a medium bodied nature that complements our food, lifestyle and climate. Grenache thrives in McLaren Vale’s warm maritime climate and diverse soil structure where it develops rich, balanced fruit flavour. Traditionally grown for producing fortified wines, the old vineyards contribute flavours and complexity that cannot be matched by younger vines.
Combined with the rich, ripe Shiraz and earthy, textural Mourvèdre, the combination of flavours and tannins deliver exotic gamey notes along with elegance, structure and longevity to the final blend. The 70-year-old Shiraz batch is matured in 2, 3 and 4-year-old French and American oak, barrels were selected for their spice, character and sweet tannin profiles. The 60 and 80-year-old Grenache is matured in older French and American puncheons and selected for the perfumed lift and tannin elegance and power. The Mourvèdre spends time in new, 1 and 2-year-old French and American oak puncheons and was selected for its earthy texture and ability to tie the blend together.
Country: McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape Variety: 59% Grenache, 33% Shiraz, 8% Mourvedre
AUSTRALIA SPECIAL PRIZE, Les Citadelles du Vin 2017