Medley Gsm 2005

Member Review by Sasafrass:

This wine has a strong taste of pepper and oak and is not as fruity as some others that I've tasted from the same region.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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Kilikanoon Wines Pty Ltd:
Founded in 1997 by Kevin Mitchell, Kilikanoon is a boutique Clare Valley winery with an international reputation for producing regionally expressive, terroir-driven wines. The Kilikanoon property, featuring a circa 1860s stone cottage housing Kilikanoon tasting room, was originally settled by early English migrants who named it after an historic old mansion in Cornwall. On purchase of the hi... Read more
Founded in 1997 by Kevin Mitchell, Kilikanoon is a boutique Clare Valley winery with an international reputation for producing regionally expressive, terroir-driven wines. The Kilikanoon property, featuring a circa 1860s stone cottage housing Kilikanoon tasting room, was originally settled by early English migrants who named it after an historic old mansion in Cornwall. On purchase of the historic property in 1997, mature vineyards of shiraz, cabernet, grenache and riesling that had been planted by Kevin’s father, Mort in the 1960’s, became a part of Kilikanoon, and now form the heart of the estate vineyards. 10 years on, with the addition of partners Nathan Waks, a principal cellist with the Sydney Symphony, and Bruce Baudinet, Managing Director of Oracle Estates, Kilikanoon is rated by US and Australian critics as one of the Clare Valley’s outstanding wineries, producing bracingly intense and long-lived rieslings, along with powerful, yet balanced shiraz, grenache and cabernet sauvignon. Read less

Member Reviews for Medley Gsm

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Snooth User: Sasafrass
4189430
4.50 5
02/24/2008

This wine has a strong taste of pepper and oak and is not as fruity as some others that I've tasted from the same region.


Snooth User: coddlecodd
21314528
5.00 5
10/29/2009

Five glasses


External Reviews for Medley Gsm

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Light red. Elegant, understated red berry and cherry aromas, with light notes of pepper and anise. Offers suave, silky raspberry and wild strawberry flavors on a light frame, with no excess weight and very gnetle tannins. This is drinking well now, with sneaky concentration to the red fruit flavors. I really like the finesse and balance here.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Lithe, open-textured and appealing for its spicy red berry and red currant flavors, lingering on the silky finish. Drink now through 2013.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Kevin Mitchell, who has a knack for working with many different varietals, has mastered the fickle Grenache grape as evidenced by the 2003 Grenache Prodigal, a 100% Grenache from 46- to 60-year-old vineyards that was aged two years in old French and American wood prior to being bottled unfiltered. It boasts fabulous Grenache characteristics of melted licorice intermixed with pepper, kirsch liqueur, and raspberries. This rich, full-bodied, opulent offering tastes like a Pinot Noir on steroids. Drink it over the next 4ndash;5 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2005 Grenache ldquo;Prodigalrdquo; was sourced from vineyards with 48- and 68-year-old Grenache bush vines and aged for 24 months in older oak. Medium ruby-colored, it offers an exotic perfume of mineral, damp earth, kirsch, wild raspberry, and licorice. Velvety-textured, deep, and long, it will drink well over the next 8ndash;10 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2004 Grenache Prodigal possesses a dark ruby color as well as classic kirsch and licorice notes with a background resiny/earthy character. Full-bodied, supple, and deep, this mouthfilling wine should be drunk over the next 5ndash;6 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2002 Grenache Prodigal comes from dry farmed Grenache vines averaging 45ndash;65 years of age. There are 1,000 cases of this splendid effort, which Kevin Mitchell told me was the ldquo;best I have made.rdquo; Sweet kirsch liqueur aromas intertwined with hints of raspberries, dusty loamy soil, licorice, and pepper jump from this rich, full-bodied, expansively flavored, pure, authentic Grenache. It possesses a beautiful mouthfeel as well as a long, heady finish. Drink it over the next decade.




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