2010 Gemtree Vineyards Uncut Shiraz

12 x 750 ml Bottles | RRP: $24.99 $24.99 | Cracka Rating: 4/526


Producer: Gemtree Vineyards Type: Red Varietal: Shiraz Region: McLaren Vale, SA


RRP: $70.00
Our Price: $29.99 /Bottle
Sold in 6-Packs (750 ml)
Case Price: $179.94
57% off
2010 Gemtree Vineyards Uncut Shiraz CrackaWines James Halliday 95 Jeremy Oliver 91
  • Deep purple red in colour with black hues. Aromas of red cherry, cloves, violets, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, black pepper and blueberries. A multi layered generous and complex wine. The dark chocolate and red berries flow richly onto the palate combining with complex savoury oak that paves the way for a seamless finish. Excellent balance of flavour, acid and tannin.

    Gemtree Awards and Accolades

    1 gold medal

    Gemtree is biodynamically farmed and certified organic. It’s owned by the Buttery family, with the help of recent Chinese investment. The founders’ daughter Melissa is vineyard manager and her husband Mike Brown is winemaker. This wine is a classic example of the great buys that abound from the superb 2010 vintage. The colour is deep with black tinges and a purple rim; the aromas are of blackberry, dark plum and violets, with a lick of discreet toasty, savoury oak. There are spices galore throughout the wine. In the mouth, concentration is the key word. It’s a quite muscular wine of density, fleshy texture, drying tannins and a long finish. Drink now to 2025. 14.5 per cent alcohol.

    Food: all red meats, especially grilled and barbecued. Also hard cheeses such as parmesan, pecorino, Pyrenees brebis, comte and cheddar.

    94/100, Wine of the Week, Huon Hooke
    Cracka Wine Rating90
  • Deep purple red in colour with black hues. Aromas of red cherry, cloves, violets, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, black pepper and blueberries. A multi layered generous and complex wine. The dark chocolate and red berries flow richly onto the palate combining with complex savoury oak that paves the way for a seamless finish. Excellent balance of flavour, acid and tannin.

    Gemtree Awards and Accolades

    1 gold medal

    Gemtree is biodynamically farmed and certified organic. It’s owned by the Buttery family, with the help of recent Chinese investment. The founders’ daughter Melissa is vineyard manager and her husband Mike Brown is winemaker. This wine is a classic example of the great buys that abound from the superb 2010 vintage. The colour is deep with black tinges and a purple rim; the aromas are of blackberry, dark plum and violets, with a lick of discreet toasty, savoury oak. There are spices galore throughout the wine. In the mouth, concentration is the key word. It’s a quite muscular wine of density, fleshy texture, drying tannins and a long finish. Drink now to 2025. 14.5 per cent alcohol.

    Food: all red meats, especially grilled and barbecued. Also hard cheeses such as parmesan, pecorino, Pyrenees brebis, comte and cheddar.

    94/100, Wine of the Week, Huon Hooke
  • James Halliday says:

    Deep, dense purple-crimson; this is a notably intense and complex shiraz from the start of the bouquet through to the finish and aftertaste; spice, licorice, blackberry, blood plum and dark chocolate powder all have their say while leaving space and air, giving the wine finesse and elegance.

    Best Drinking: To 2025
    95

    Jeremy Oliver says:

    Long and even, this elegant, vibrant shiraz is a fine marriage of fruit and oak, and one of the best wines I have tasted under this label. Its sweet, peppery aromas of blackberries, raspberries, redcurrants and light cedar/ vanilla oak reveals a whiff of menthol. Juicy and sweetly fruited, it's long and supple, with intense flavours of small dark berries tightly knit with oak and fine tannins, finishing with freshness and balance.

    Best Drinking: 2018-2022
    The Australian Wine Annual 2013
    91

    Rob Geddes MW says:

    McLaren Vale produces legendary shiraz and this deserves its place for fruit quality tannins and flavours.

    Best Drinking: 2014
    Rob Geddes MW
    88

    Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says:

    There's a lot packed into this bargain McLaren Vale shiraz, full purple red in colour and brimming with black olives, liquorice and rich black fruits of all kinds. 18 months in French oak has provided a solid dark chocolate backdrop and firm tannins.

    91

    James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says:

    Best Drinking: To 2018
    90

    James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says:

    Deep, dark colour foretells the abundantly rich bouquet and palate, with layers of blackberry, plum and regional chocolate supported by ripe tannins, the French oak perfectly integrated after 18 months in barrel.

    Best Drinking: 2030
    94

    Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says:

    Smooth and forward, fleshy and juicy, this succulent and sweetly oaked shiraz marries deep flavours of blackberries, dark plums, blueberries and licorice with cedar/vanilla oak and herbal nuances of menthol and mint plus a pruney. currant-like presence. Supported by soft tannins, it's generous but lacks genuine length, finishing with a hint of greenness.

    The Australian Wine Annual
    88

    Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says:

    McLaren Vale produces legendary shiraz and this deserves its place for fruit quality tannins and flavours.

    Best Drinking: 2013
    Rob Geddes MW
    87

    James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says:

    Deep, dense colour; regional licorice and dark chocolate overtones to the blackberry fruit of the bouquet leap from the glass, the medium- to full-bodied palate providing more of the same, with 16 months in French oak doing little more than rounding off t

    Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
    95

    Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says:

    McLaren Vale produces legendary shiraz and this deserves its place for fruit quality, tannins and flavours.

    Australian Wine Vintages 2010
    89

    Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says:

    Gemtree is another of the pioneers of biodynamics in McLaren Vale. Not as concentrated as you might expect from a quality McLaren Vale shiraz, but nonetheless a hugely enjoyable drink. Expect pleasure to be had all around when you serve this. It tastes of plums and chocolate and vibrant cherries - capped off by a fine set of velvety, lipsmacking tannins. Wonderful red-wine drinking.

    The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
    92

    Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says:

    An honest if slightly cooked and meaty shiraz whose sweet, rather confiture-like aromas of cooked plums, berries and sweet creamy vanilla oak overlie a spicy, gamy background. It's medium to full-bodied, with a moderate length of fruit backed by a fine, dusty undercarriage, finishing quite savoury and complex if a little short and flat.

    Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
    88

    Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says:

    McLaren Vale produces legendary shiraz and this deserves its place for fruit quality, tannins and flavours.

    Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
    91

    James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says:

    Deep colour; a rich, opulent, but not jammy bouquet and palate; a range of blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate fruit with positive, but not aggressive, oak and ripe tannins.

    Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
    95

    Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says:

    An uncut and unhindered rich hearty shiraz from this diamond in the rough. There's some stiff competition for McLaren Vale shiraz around the 20-buck mark and this sails through to take line honours. Loaded up with ripe plum flavour and sweet earthy tannins, a little spice to add interest and there you have it - brilliant wine!

    Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
    91

    Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says:

    Generous, ripe and minty, with a slightly currant and raisin-like presence of dark plums, raspberries and blackberries plus dusty herbal and clove-like undertones. Handsomely backed by pronounced dark chocolate and vanilla oak, its long and smooth, vibrant and concentrated, with a firm, fine-grained undercarriage, and a lingering sour-edged finish.

    Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
    90

    Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says:

    This is made from the grapes of 40-year-old vines growing on Tatachilla Road in McLaren Vale. 2006 RELEASE Really nice red wine. Big on flavour and smooth of texture, its blueberried, blackberried heart smooching into chocolaty, vanillin oak. It's at the big end of town, but it still manages to be nicely balanced, courtesy, I suspect, of some gentle handling in the winery. It's open fermented and only minimally filtered, leaving all the goodness of McLaren shiraz intact. I've seen the odd retailer sell this for just under $20, at which it represents extraordinary value, DRINK 2008-2014.

    The Big Red Wine Book 2008
    92

    Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says:

    McLaren Vale produces legendary shiraz and this deserves its place for fruit quality, tannins and flavours.

    Australian Wine Vintages 2010
    88

    James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says:

    Smooth, ripe but not jammy fruit; slightly down on structure perhaps, though with a nice touch of chocolate and good length.

    Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
    90

    Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says:

    McLaren Vale produces legendary shiraz and this deserves its place for fruit quality, tannins and flavours.

    Australian Wine Vintages 2010
    92

    James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says:

    Delicious blackberry and dark chocolate fruit to both bouquet and palate; soft, ripe tannins; good oak.

    Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
    93

    Huon Hooke & Ralph Kyte-Powell (2004 Vintage) says:

    This is a bread-and-butter shiraz that punches well above its weight. It won a gold medal at the 2005 Adelaide Wine Show. Dense colour, excellent concentration of plummy, meaty, earthy fruit coupled with toasty oak. There is a rather dominant barrel-ferment oaky meatiness that will become more integrated as it matures. Try it with chargrilled steak.

    Good Australian Wine Guide 2007 2006
    90

    James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says:

    A very complex array of flavours supported by great texture; blackberry, plum, raspberry and mulberry; fine, ripe, lingering tannins.

    Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
    94

    James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says:

    Clean, supple and round; medium-bodied, fruit-driven by blackberry and chocolate; sweet, ripe tannins.

    Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
    91

    James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says:

    Medium purple-red; rich, ripe blackberry, spice and chocolate aromas lead into a concentrated, rich but not extractive palate; delicious blackberry and plum fruit, soft tannins and exemplary oak throughout. Spends 20 months in French and American oak.

    Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
    95

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