1997 Grosset Gaia

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Mount Lofty Ranges
  • Clare Valley
Drink between 2000 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • andtheodor wrote: 89 points

    December 1, 2016 - Flowers, cocoa, mint, sweet berry nose. Fruit has an edge of tartness to it as well as some cedary minty development and a touch of chocolatey oak. There's also a little stink complemented by some carbonic bite on the palate. Interesting, and not a blowsy Australian wine, but not distinguished either.

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  • gb1406 Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 18, 2016 - Perfect....don't leave it any longer.

  • JerM wrote: 93 points

    September 21, 2013 - (Mich's Bday Brunner) Sweet violets, tobacco ash, cassis, leather and loamy on the nose. Palate shows inky iodine complexity, some sweet petroleum pong and rich dark berries. Velvety portish glycerol textures, ending powerfully on a long, clean minty finish flourished with licorice, cool-tea sweetness and a dusting of earth. Elegant but has flared out somewhat since the previous tasting in 2011.

  • JerM wrote: 94 points

    December 18, 2011 - (75% cab sav, 20% cab franc, 5% merlot) Inky black in the glass, with a bit of spritz upon opening, adding to a tall, vertical nose of violets, fresh dark fruits and bramble, although not the exuberant spice one expects from an aussie blend: instead, it is rather lean, edging on brittle. On drinking, really fine velvety tannins evidently tempered with age, with fresh fruity acids, and a lovely intensity of dark berries, tall in structure, refined, very well poised and finely balanced. Such elegance! Lingering aftertaste of green wood and cool tea characters, sweet and long. Definitely a head-turner!

  • fullpour wrote: flawed

    November 7, 2010 - Still hanging in there, with a sweet core of Clare fruit mixing it up with dust, earth, and still firm tannins backed by hearty acidity and a slight mintiness. Fully mature at this point, I reckon: drink 'em if you got 'em. (This bottle exhibited a mild degree of cork taint; relieved to see that newer vintages are screwcapped.)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2000, IWC Issue #91 (link)

    (Grosset Gaia Clare Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

Halliday Wine Companion

  • By James Halliday
    10/11/1999 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Grosset
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Gaia
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Mount Lofty Ranges
  • Appellation Clare Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (3%)
  • In Cellars 57 (56%)
  • Consumed 41 (41%)

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