2016 Gemtree Vineyards Cinnabar GSM

Grenache Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • McLaren Vale
Drink between 2018 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • capnfutsal Likes this wine: 89 points

    September 21, 2019 - To the nose, green forest with mushroom, and berries (esp dark fruit) On the palate, initial thought is a candied CdP but the sweetness dissipates as it opens up. Fruit of black cherry and black raspberry more than blackberry, boysenberry and red cherry. Spices of white pepper, black pepper, and allspice. Very slight leather - no oak, smoke or tobacco. Some cola, actually root beer may be closer, as well. Tannins in the background in laces. A moderate Cote de Rhone type mouthfeel with a moderate CdR length. Very smooth, with the complexities and transitions in background. Excellent QPR. Would make an excellent everyday red and sweet enough to appeal to newbies. The Pinot Princess and I both blindly put it at 89.

  • fbrack wrote: 89 points

    January 12, 2019 - This wine has improved with nearly a year of aging, and I can comfortably rate it an 89 and hope I can find some more! Quite a delicious GSM.

  • orlypann Likes this wine: 90 points

    October 19, 2018 - Vibrant fruits and oak in balance. Lush and lasting finish of spice. Great QPR. Totally recommend.

  • jmcmchi Likes this wine:

    May 2, 2017 - For a youthful wine this has a lot to say for itself; ripe spice, vivid red fruit, vibrant acidity

    lovely juice

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Gemtree Vineyards
  • Varietal Grenache Blend
  • Designation Cinnabar GSM
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation McLaren Vale

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 128 (47%)
  • Consumed 145 (53%)

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