Grosset Gaia 2001 (review)

87 points

Clare Valley, South Australia. 14%

Cab, Cab Franc, Merlot.

The great red hope of Clare cabernet ? Perhaps.

Skillfully made. Dark and shiney. Aromas not unlike a quality Bordeaux, nice oak, warm fruit. On the palate a bit stewed, sweet (though not overly) and strong, and with an astringent (added acid?) finish. It’s a pretty enjoyable wine, a notch above many Australian cabernets in completeness and lack of overt mint etc. But at almost $50 it’s no competitor to bordeaux.

Very good wine, not great. Worth trying.

Stelvin, screwcap – to be applauded.

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