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Five Geese The Gander's Blend Old Vine Grenache Shiraz

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Grenache just loves those sandy McLaren Vale soils and so do I because they make some absolutely Cracking wines, especially if you like reds on the big and meaty side. Lashings of fruit, silky tannins; drink up before it is all gone.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: A very attractive deep crimson red, with a slight purple hue.

Nose: This wine exhibits the distinct Grenache perfume. There are concentrated rose petals, plum and black currant and there are hints of chocolate and liquorice. The nose is both complex & interesting & there are signs of barrel maturation without any obvious oak.

Palate: There are ripe red berry flavours with the warmth of the dry grown Grenache showing as plum and liquorice with cumin & pepper spices The palate is long and lingering and the Shiraz integrates seamlessly with the Grenache The tannins are soft and there is a good mouth feel.

Cellaring: This wine has the potential to develop with careful medium-term cellaring.

Alcohol: 15.0%

Grape Variety: Grenache 70% (80 year old dry grown), Shiraz 30%

expert reviews about

Five Geese The Gander's Blend Old Vine Grenache Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Light, bright crimson; a 90%/10% blend, the grenache from 80-year-old estate vines; although only light-bodied, has remarkable drive, intensity and length; the flavours are in the red berry spectrum, but walk by the confection of Barossa Valley grenache. It’s a gander with character.
2019
Australian Wine Companion 2012
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
“First tasted two years ago, the bright, clear colour is undimmed, the perfume is still there, as are the red fruits of an elegant and harmonious medium-bodied palate with a marvellously long and persistent finish and aftertaste.”
The Weekend Australian Magazine, 2010 2010
94
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
An ultra-attractive blend bringing black and red cherry, raspberry and blackberry together; very soft tannins, and no cerebral demands
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
91
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good hue; serious grenache, in best Southern Rhone style; medium-bodied black and red fruits; fine, spicy tannins; good oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Bright colour; fresh and vibrant red fruits; touches of spice; ready to roll.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87

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