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Gomersal Barossa (SA) 2012 Grenache

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Soft and rich and full of delicious flavours, this red is for you if you do not like dryer or tannic reds. With fresh capital from the new Chinese shareholders, Gomersal took full advantage of a superb vintage year. Classic grenache (think a softer, richer version of Cote du Rhone) this supple, smooth and beautifully rich red is plain delicious. Originally destined for export, this is great value at just $13 a bottle.

Gomersal Barossa (SA) 2012 Grenache

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Getting past its rather awkward name, this estate makes good wine, particularly with their new Chinese shareholders injecting substantial fresh capital into the group. First planted in 1887 by German immigrant Gottlob Fromm, it changed its name from Mecklenberg to Gomersal during the First World War as Germans were, not surprisingly, rather unpopular. It was subsequently acquired by the Lehmann family but was largely destroyed in 1985 when a lot of the vines were pulled out, and it became a storage dump for nearby vineyards. Fortunately it was resuscitated by the White family 16 years ago and with fresh funding and a good season, the wines are really worth trying. From an outstanding vintage year, this soft and supple red has the classic grenache colour of pale, almost rusty, ruby. With sweet fruit aromas leading into a velvety smooth and soft, fuller bodied wine, it has delicious warmth and fruit richness. There is almost no evident tannin, but it has a lovely, balanced feel to it. Soft and subtly warm, this is a supple and simply delicious drink if you are fond of bigger, fruit-driven reds or perhaps want a change from bigger reds that are quite dry.

Additional Information

Maker Gomersal
Variety Grenache
Vintage 2012
Region Barossa Valley, South Australia
Vintage Ranking 10 / 10
Alcohol Content 14.5%
Best Drinking now to mid 2017

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