Gemtree Vineyards Obsidian 2005

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The 2005 vintage is all about power — the wines are BIG!! The icon wines from this vintage will need time in your cellar. Obsidian is one of these — it commands your attention. We began separating out our ultra premium shiraz for a reserve wine 7 years ago and the 2005 Obsidian is an amazing example of what great vintages from great vineyards can achieve when given the latitude. This wine screams life — it's a gangster!Tasting NotesColour Purple with black hue.Nose Liquorice, bitter chocolate, plums, amarone, currants, crushed almonds.Palate Amazing concentration. A thick wine with loads of character and extract. The front and back palate are melded together with a mass of fruit weight, acid and tannin. I am amazed at where this wine is for its age.Cellaring 25+ years.

Region: Australia

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Gemtree Vineyards Pty Ltd:
Gemtree Vineyards is owned and run by third generation grapegrowers, the Buttery Family. The family is dedicated to producing iconic wines of the highest quality from their McLaren Vale vineyards which since 2008 have been farmed 100% biodynamically. They are also passionate about sound environmental practices, sustainable agriculture and innovation, both in the vineyards and in the winery,... Read more
Gemtree Vineyards is owned and run by third generation grapegrowers, the Buttery Family. The family is dedicated to producing iconic wines of the highest quality from their McLaren Vale vineyards which since 2008 have been farmed 100% biodynamically. They are also passionate about sound environmental practices, sustainable agriculture and innovation, both in the vineyards and in the winery, where winemaker Mike Brown pushes the boundaries of experimentation with biodynamic wines and alternative winemaking practices. Read less

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/03/2011

See Andrew Buttery (Gemtree Vineyards) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#2): www.debramasterofwine.com


Snooth User: Fredrik L
142567124
4.00 5
12/23/2013

À favourite! Found the 2004 vintage on the Swedish alcohol monopoly market were it was brought in as limited edition a fel years ago. I bought all bottles i fouls find for bargain prices! Fantastic fruit concentration with excellent long Smooth vanilla finish. Cellar potential but more than drinkeble today.



The 2005 vintage is all about power — the wines are BIG!! The icon wines from this vintage will need time in your cellar. Obsidian is one of these — it commands your attention. We began separating out our ultra premium shiraz for a reserve wine 7 years ago and the 2005 Obsidian is an amazing example of what great vintages from great vineyards can achieve when given the latitude. This wine screams life — it's a gangster!Tasting NotesColour Purple with black hue.Nose Liquorice, bitter chocolate, plums, amarone, currants, crushed almonds.Palate Amazing concentration. A thick wine with loads of character and extract. The front and back palate are melded together with a mass of fruit weight, acid and tannin. I am amazed at where this wine is for its age.Cellaring 25+ years.

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