Gibson Old Vine Collection Grenache 2004

Eden Valley
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£29.95 per bottle
81 in stock

94 Points - James Halliday

A very pure bouquet, the palate no less so; unmistakable grenache sweetness, but doesn't descend into jammy confectionery mode; oak and tannins are afterplay to the main action. 

Taste & Aroma

Score:94

A very pure bouquet, the palate no less so; unmistakable grenache sweetness, but doesn't descend into jammy confectionery mode; oak and tannins are afterplay to the main action. Vines planted 1908.

James Halliday on Jul 21st, 2011

Producer

Rob Gibson's wine interest began whilst working for Penfold’s in Auckland, New Zealand back in 1974. On his return to Australia he began working in the Penfold’s Cellar which started a long and successful career spanning 22 years under Penfold’s tutelage. He now runs the Gibson winery with his wife Anne and their knowledgeable team of wine enthusiasts. They have a vineyard in the Barossa Valley at Light Pass and one in the Eden Valley and also purchase grapes from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. With over 40 years in the wine industry Rob’s hand-crafted wines reflect expert site selection from across the Barossa Valley and a focus on producing balanced and flavourful wines.

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Region

Eden Valley is a wine making region sharing a boundary with the Barossa Valley and is dotted with the rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges. The Eden valley competes with the Clare Valley for the top-spot in high-quality Riesling production and the grapes thrive in the cool climate of the region. The other varietal that is important to this area is Shiraz and this is responsible for some of Eden Valley’s most highly acclaimed wines – the styles differ from those produced in south eastern Australia in that they have riper and smoother tannins and more ripe black fruit aromas with sweet spice notes. The wines are extremely well-balanced and both the reds and whites garner a great deal of complexity during the ageing process. One of our favourite producers from this region is the Henschke Estate and we have older vintages of both the Keyneton Estate and the Cyril available that show the red wines of Eden Valley at their best.

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