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Torbreck The Gask Shiraz 2014 750mL

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The Gask is sourced from a single plot of Shiraz nestled into the eastern slope of Mt. McKenzie that is painstakingly nurtured by the Knight family. Planted in 1960 this elevated site yields small, intense berries that possess great intensity of flavour without sacrificing balance & poise.

2014 benefitted from a cooler period in mid-February, resulting in longer ripening periods and relatively low yields providing fruit with good concentration and depth. This was all nicely tied together with seasoned French barriques; a wine to appreciate now but will also benefit form 5-10 years in the Cellar.

The rocky outcrops surrounding Greg and Cynthia Knight’s small plot of Shiraz in the Eden Valley is reminiscent of the stone burial grounds on the hills above the Torbreck forest.

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The Wine Front

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.

TWF, Mike Bennie
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Overview

The Gask is sourced from a single plot of Shiraz nestled into the eastern slope of Mt. McKenzie that is painstakingly nurtured by the Knight family. Planted in 1960 this elevated site yields small, intense berries that possess great intensity of flavour without sacrificing balance & poise.

2014 benefitted from a cooler period in mid-February, resulting in longer ripening periods and relatively low yields providing fruit with good concentration and depth. This was all nicely tied together with seasoned French barriques; a wine to appreciate now but will also benefit form 5-10 years in the Cellar.

The rocky outcrops surrounding Greg and Cynthia Knight’s small plot of Shiraz in the Eden Valley is reminiscent of the stone burial grounds on the hills above the Torbreck forest.

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Varietal Shiraz
Brand The Gask
Country Australia
Area / Appellation South Australia
Region Barossa
Sub Region Eden Valley
Vintage 2014
Format 750mL
Alcohol Volume 13.5%
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The Gask is sourced from a single plot of Shiraz nestled into the eastern slope of Mt. McKenzie that is painstakingly nurtured by the Knight family. Planted in 1960 this elevated site yields small, intense berries that possess great intensity of flavour without sacrificing balance & poise.

2014 benefitted from a cooler period in mid-February, resulting in longer ripening periods and relatively low yields providing fruit with good concentration and depth. This was all nicely tied together with seasoned French barriques; a wine to appreciate now but will also benefit form 5-10 years in the Cellar.

The rocky outcrops surrounding Greg and Cynthia Knight’s small plot of Shiraz in the Eden Valley is reminiscent of the stone burial grounds on the hills above the Torbreck forest.

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