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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.

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 Shiraz 2003

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.

Was £69.95 per bottle
Now £29.95 per bottle

 

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.

Was £47.95 per bottle
Now £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'

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.

£59.95 per magnum

 
 

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.

Was £19.95 per bottle
Now £14.95 per bottle

 

Gibson Barossa Vale Shiraz 2004

94 Points - James Halliday Deep colour; abounds with blackberry, dark plum, chocolate and licorice fruit; restrained oak; delicious finish.

92 Points - Robert Parker A multi-regional blend of 96% Shiraz and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2004 Shiraz reveals abundant amounts of sweet blueberry and blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of creosote and toasty oak. Well-made and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin and low acidity.

Was £19.95 per bottle
Now £14.95 per bottle

 

Gibson Barossa Shiraz 2005

94 Points - James Halliday 

Very powerful, full-bodied regional Shiraz with lots of blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate; built-in tannins and the screwcap underwrite the long future.

Was £19.95 per bottle
Now £14.95 per bottle

 

Gibson Wilfreda GSM Blend 2003

92 Points - James Halliday Much more depth than many such blends; an attractive mix of black fruits, chocolate and red fruits; supple, ripe tannins. Mourvedre/Grenache.

91 Points - Robert Parker The 2003 Wilfreda is a gorgeously complex, southern Rhone-like red made from a blend of 52% Shiraz, 36% Mourvedre, and 12% Grenache (whose vineyards average 30 years of age). Its classic bouquet of pepper, garrigue, cassis, cherries, raspberries, plums, and earth could easily be mistaken for a high class Chateauneuf du Pape.

Was £27.95 per bottle
Now £14.95 per bottle

 

Gibson Reserve Merlot 2004

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. Barossa Valley (48%)/Adelaide Hills (42%)/Coonawarra (10%).

Was £34.95 per bottle
Now £17.95 per bottle