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Robert Oatley - Signature GSM - McLaren Vale 2016

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: McLaren Vale
  • Wine Maker: Larry Cherubino
  • Grape: Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre
  • Grape Percentage: 50% Grenache, 45% Shiraz, 5% Mourvedre
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Limited Stock: (2 btls)
WA: 90 (2015) JR: 16.5 (2013) WS: 88 (2014) JH: 94 (2014) WF: 93 (2014) Misc: 4.5 Stars (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Macerated red fruits and musk from Grenache, structure and longevity via Shiraz, Mouvèdre's gamey notes and minerality create this juicy blend.

Winery Information

Robert Oatley

Robert Oatley Vineyards is the latest venture of the Oatley family winemaking dynasty, which was founded by the late industry legend Bob Oatley. Bob Oatley founded one of Australia's most famous wine companies, Rosemount Estate, in 1968 and later sold the business in 2001 for $1.5 billion. His legacy continues in his eldest son Sandy, who worked alongside his father for many years and manages the business today. Created in 2006, Robert Oatley Vineyards aims to embody the best that Australia.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015)90 pts

Aug 2016 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Medium garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Signature Series McLaren Vale GSM has fragrant notes of kirsch, roses, spice cake and anise. Concentrated and medium to full-bodied, the mouth-filling palate offers satiny, nice balance and great length.

JancisRobinson.com (2013)16.5 pts

Tasted June 2014 - Round and fresh. Very gentle hand here. Round. Easy. Slippery boy! Edge of tar (is that the Shiraz?). Gamey and sweet. GV

Wine Spectator (2014)88 pts

Aug 2015 - Ripe and velvety, polished, rich and intense, with blueberry and spice flavors rolling easily into a long finish. Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2017.

James Halliday (2014)94 pts

Deliciousness well and truly in its sights. Cherry-plum, five-spice, ground coffee and sweet boysenberry. Combination works with aplomb. Fresh and eager. Super drinking.

Wine Front (2014)93 pts

Belting wine. The kind we should all be drinking more of. I’d argue. So fresh and flavoursome. Full of purple-coloured goodness. Lively raspberry, boysenberry, plum and five-spice, with a gentle rub of ground coffee. Smile on the dial style. Gorgeous.

Miscellaneous (2014)4.5 stars

Winestalker.net - "It's a super dark and rich reddish-purple. The first thing I get in aroma is minerality. That's followed by dark chocolate, blackberry, plums and black olives. Fantastic nose. The palate literally made me lean back and smack the table, scaring the shit out of my dog. It's pretty much the same thing that you get off the nose but every single factor from its high acidity, intense flavor, silky smooth mouth feel, medium to heavy bodyweight, and soft tannin works perfectly together and it's just everything that you want out of a wine experience. Then it finishes with cranberries, espresso and table pepper. Amazing. Twenty bucks? TWENTY BUCKS??? Son of a bitch, that's ridiculous! Absolutely fucking ridiculous. There's really nothing else I can say, so I'll just drop the mic and walk away."

Vinification Notes

All three varieties were fermented separately on skins in a combination of open and closed fermenters and matured in French oak for 10 months. Following the maturation the wine was blended and bottled.