Robert Oatley GSM McLaren Vale 2014

The Data

Country   Australia

Appellation   McLaren Vale

Varietal   Red Blend

Retail Price   $20

ABV   14%

In the Glass

Appearance

Deep ruby red color.

Aromatics

The nose reveals a densely fruity wine with scents of concentrated red fruits, plum, cherry, and cassis with accents of mineral and oak.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose delivering a very lush and silky fruit-driven core with subtle notes of baking spice and oak on the flanks.

Intensity & Texture

Medium to full-bodied with rich, juicy fruit and enough bright acidity to keep it perfectly balanced.

Cool Factor

A

This very pleasing Rhone inspired blend is sure to win new fans everywhere.

Value Grade

C+

At $20 a bottle it is competing with a lot of well-made and just as well-priced wines from the Southern Rhone.

Analysis

We have long been fans of the Robert Oatley wines. Bob Oatley, a born and bred Sydney man, has more than 40 years of agricultural experience in his native Australia. What wine fans may not know is that Bob is a world-class sail racer having won the prestigious Admirals Cup, in Cowes, England and four consecutive Sydney to Hobart yacht races with his Wild Oats series of super maxi yachts. This Rhone inspired red is made with a lend of 50% Grenache, 45% Shiraz, and 5% Mourvedre. 88 points out of 100.

How to Enjoy

This wine needs nothing but a glass but it love to be paired with BBQ.

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