Gibson Wines: Discover this Little Hidden Treasure

Gibson Wines: Discover this Little Hidden Treasure

Gibson Wines: Discover this Little Hidden Treasure


Rob Gibson's wine interest began whilst working for Penfolds in Auckland, New Zealand back in 1974, where he started a long and successful career spanning 22 years under Penfolds' tutelage. In 1979 Rob was offered a Penfolds Wine Traineeship to study wine making and viticulture at Roseworthy College, from the management at the time which included the legendary Max Schubert.

In 1981 and 1982 the chief winemaker of Penfolds formulated a viticulture project aimed at selecting the very best quality Shiraz grapes for Grange Hermitage production. This ground-breaking work developing new assessments and discovering new information about the production of the very best Shiraz, led to the establishment of a dedicated viticulture department. The new systems connected the vineyard block characteristics at veraison, and again prior to harvest with the resultant wine characters and its value. He led this department as the Group Viticulturist until he left to start Gibson Wines. This impressive background formed the basis for the stunning selection that is now Gibson Wines.




Elderton Mixed Case

Elderton Mixed Case



Old Vine Collection

Produced from Centenarian and Ancestor vines as laid out by the Barossa Old Vine Charter the Australian Old Vine Collection features three ultra-low production wines, sourced from very specific vineyards in the Barossa, Eden Valley & McLaren Vale. 

Gibson Old Vine Collection 2003

Gibson Old Vine Collection Shiraz 2003

Production – 200 Cases or less

95 Points - Robert Parker

A profound offering fashioned from 93 to 140 year-old vines, the 2003 Old Vine Collection Shiraz boasts extraordinary elegance and precision along with a deep, black raspberry and cassis-scented nose, beautiful sweetness, a peppery, spicy purity on the attack, full body, superb ripeness, decent acidity, and a long, heady, supple finish. It should drink well for a minimum of 10-15 years.

£29.95 per bottle






Gibson Old Vine Collection 2004

Gibson Old Vine Collection Shiraz 2004

Production – 200 Cases or less

95 Points - Robert Parker

A blockbuster, the 2004 Shiraz Old Vine Collection is 100% Shiraz made from an amazing parcel of 140-year-old vines. It is a broodingly rich, backward, formidably endowed, dense ruby/purple-hued Shiraz boasting a huge, spicy, smoky nose, rich, sweet, blackberry and cassis fruit as well as hints of melted road tar, pepper, and flowers. This is a full-throttle Barossa Shiraz with a relatively modest alcohol content (14.4%). Given the richness, extract, and sweetness of the tannins, it can be drunk young or cellared for 15+ years.

£29.95 per bottle






Gibson Old Vine Collection 2005

Gibson Old Vine Collection Shiraz 2005

Production – 200 Cases or less

95 Points - Robert Parker

The 2005 Shiraz Barossa Valley “Old Vine Collection” was aged for 20 months in new French oak. It is purple/black with a big, brooding nose of smoky oak, bacon, grilled meat, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Tightly wound on the palate but oozing with spicy blue and black fruits, the wine is balanced, structured and very long in the finish. It requires 6-8 years in the cellar and will drink well through 2035.

£29.95 per bottle



Elderton Mixed Case






Gibson Old Vine Collection Eden Valley Shiraz 2005

Gibson Old Vine Collection Eden Valley Shiraz 2005

The Shiraz from these 50 year old vines produced minute quantities of concentrated small berries.

95 Points - James Halliday

A tremendous volume of flavour, but does show hints of the cooler climate with touches of spice and licorice; again, the flavour thrusts through to the finish and after taste.

£29.95 per bottle






Gibson Barossa Vale Shiraz 2003

Gibson Barossa Vale Shiraz 2003

94 Points - James Halliday

Exceptional focus and structure; seamlessly woven tannins and quality oak through abundant black fruits; medium-bodied, just where it should be.

£17.95 per bottle






Gibson Barossa Vale Shiraz 2004

Gibson Barossa Vale Shiraz 2004

94 Points - James Halliday

Deep colour; abounds with blackberry, dark plum, chocolate and licorice fruit; restrained oak; delicious finish.

£17.95 per bottle






Gibson Barossa Vale Shiraz 2005

Gibson Barossa Vale Shiraz 2005

(Under Stelvin)

£14.95 per bottle

Gibson Barossa Vale Shiraz 2005

(Under Cork)

£14.95 per bottle





Reserve

Each year small parcels of specially selected wine is identified for its exceptional varietal expression and quality. These premium wines offer increased complexity of character and can benefit from extended cellaring.


Gibson Reserve Merlot 2004

Gibson Reserve Merlot 2004

Bottled under stelvin and less than 300 cases produced. 48% Barossa Valley Merlot, 37% Adelaide Merlot, 10% Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Adelaide Hills Cabernet Sauvignon.

93 Points - James Halliday

Deep colour; as befits the very complex blend, powerful and complex, yet retains suppleness through the array of red and blackcurrant fruit.

£17.95 per bottle





Grenache


Gibson Old Vine Collection Grenache 2003

94 Points - Robert Parker

With an extraordinary elegance and cool climate Grenache character (the vines are 93 years old), the 2003 Old Vine Collection Grenache is not terribly dissimilar from an old Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape. Peppery kirsch and raspberry liqueur-like notes jump from the glass of this medium ruby-coloured, pure Australian Grenache. Striking minerality, precision, elegance, complexity, and wonderful density.

£29.95 per bottle






Gibson Old Vine Collection Grenache 2004

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.

£29.95 per bottle


Gibson Old Vine Collection Grenache 2004 Magnum

£59.95 per magnum