Friday, April 30, 2010
$18!!!, Cork, 15%
Source: Collective Cellar Door
This is now the fourth bottle of Steve Kurtz's GSM that I have shared in the last month or so and, just like those that went before it, this bottle appears to be draining quickly. It's a simply delicious wine at a great price.
Why am I so convinced? Simple - it's just an essay in how good Barossan GSM blends are. Spicy, mid weight, chocolatey and warm, with savoury red fruits, deep black fruits, subtle tannins, glycerol warmth and a lingering chew.
The end result is comfortable, dry, luscious, satisfying, smooth, textural and actually quite pretty, a wine that wins via clever blending and fruit freshness, with everything in it's right place. Similarly, this GSM is hardly a blockbuster, but just stunningly drinkable, in a style that drips attraction.
Great wine, stunning price. Lots to like. 18/93