Yalumba The Strapper GSM Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2013 Wine Review
Yalumba The Strapper GSM Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2013
Barossa Valley, Australia
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
A juicy, delicious, full-bodied Australian red wine blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (aka Mouvedre) grapes. Consistently great year after year. Perfect for barbecued meats.
Grenache Shiraz Mataro food pairings: charcuterie, BBQ t-bone steak, seasoned wedges, pasta with bacon and truffle.
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This Yalumba The Strapper GSM Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2013 was reviewed on September 3, 2016 by Natalie MacLean
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|Donna Harding rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Interesting nose of earth, black olive and thyme. The palate displays juicy black fruit, savoury spices. Finishes a bit hit with a hint of sour cherry. Medium bodied with medium tannins.
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Notes of rose petals, cherry and fleshy plums dominate the nose and flavor. Some baking spice appears on the palate and leads into a silky smooth finish.
|Yalumba’s Samuel’s Garden collection celebrates Yalumba’s direct lineage to Australia’s first vine plantings, some of which could be found in Samuel Smith’s garden 166 years ago. These wines demonstrate the diversity and quality of the Barossa. |
YALUMBA THE STRAPPER GRENACHE SHIRAZ MATARO 2013
The GSM blend is a stalwart of the Barossa. The three red varieties have been planted in the region for nearly 170 years and in the past were commonly blended to make fortified “tawny port” style wines. After World War II the same blend started to become popular in table wines. ‘Grenache Shiraz Mataro’ is a bit of a mouthful - hence the birth of the colloquial ‘GSM’.
The 2012/13 growing season opened with a drier than average winter, followed by a much drier than average spring and summer. These conditions produced lighter weighted crops with much smaller bunches and berries that were full of flavour. Although the summer was warm, it was without extremes and the nights were relatively cool, helping to maintain the freshness, the aromatics and a pristine fruit profile
The three GSM varieties are picked separately for this wine and fermented in small batches - some in oak vats and some in stainless steel. The subsequent wine is aged in a mixture of large oak vats, small oak vats, puncheons and smaller oak barrels, to allow it to develop without the influence of a lot of oak flavour but to increase in textures and complexity.
Deep garnet in colour, this is a wine of many layers. It shows licorice, blackberry and plum, supported by notes of sandalwood and white pepper. A robust palate, full of chocolate and juicy Satsuma plum with a gravely tannin finish make it a great accompaniment to BBQ T-bone and seasoned wedges.
Vegan and vegetarian friendly.
Source: Winery (Yalumba)
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