Gask was born from a bolter of a vineyard that was set aside for The Struie make, but ended up being special in its own right. Eden Valley from up Mount McKenzie was the story. Some 65-odd years young for the vines. A bit flightier and more vibrant than most of the Torbreck ilk.
It’s a fragrant, medium to full bodied wine style, and in that, kind of outside the usual Torbreck charter, but in an interesting way. It’s bright in perfume of green herbs, musk sticks, red currants, sweet earth, while the palate is almost lean, definitely sinewy with its fine ribbons of tannin, stretches long, though feels just a touch under-flavoured or lacking a touch of fruit stuffing, though the structure is pleasing and a charm. Red berry, vanilla cream, spice, green herbs and a lemon twist to finish – that’s the belly of the wine. There’s an elegance here too, however.