2010 Gemtree Vineyards Uncut Shiraz

Huon Hooke
Variety Shiraz
WINERY Gemtree Vineyards
RRP 25

Gemtree is farmed biodynamically and certified organic. It's owned by the Buttery family, with the help of recent Chinese investment. 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; hard cheeses.