Gemtree Uncut Shiraz 2013

Unfined, unfiltered, uncompromising and unquestionably the brand ‘hero’, this wine delivers the goods year in, year out. Uncut refers to the uncut gem in its raw form, nothing added from vineyard to bottle. It’s a true expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz from Gemtree's quality vineyards grown bio-dynamically. Beautifully balanced, integrated and seductive. This wine will give you drinking pleasure over the next decade.

Inky red with purple hues. On the nose its ripe cherry, tar, liquorice, black plums, hints of pepper, red spices and cinnamon all enhanced by light creamy oak.

The rich and full palate shows all of the hallmark characters that epitomise McLaren Vale shiraz. The plushness and brightness of fruit demonstrates Gemtree's desire to make wines that show typicality of what they grow in the vineyard. Restrained and tightly bound together with elegant tannin and balanced acidity the 2013 Uncut will be the stand out vintage of this wine.

Gemtree is a certified organic wine producer

That means they don’t use herbicides and pesticides. To control weeds they let sheep graze between the vines and use an under vine mechanical weeder and slashers. Gemtree achieved organic certification in November 2011 and they are currently certified by Australian Certified Organics.

AWARDS

  • 2013. Gold, New Zealand International Wine Show 2013
  • 2013. 94 Points, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016
  • 2013. Gold, Tastings.com - World Wine Championships Award 2015
  • 2013. 4.5 Stars, Winestate Magazine - McLaren Vale Tasting 2015
  • 2013. Gold, Mundus Vini International Wine Award 2015
  • 2012. 95 Points, Langtons Review 2015
  • 2012. 95 points, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015
  • 2012. 90 points, Gourmet Traveller - Top 100 Releases 2014
  • 2012. Gold, Tastings.com - World Wine Championships Award 2014
  • 2012. Gold, Mundus Vini International Wine Award 2014
  • 2012. Gold, Wine Showcase Magazine - New Release Tasting 2014
  • 2012. 5 Stars, Top 10 (No.7), Best Buy, Cuisine Magazine - Australian Shiraz Tasting 2014
  • 2011. Gold, New Zealand International Wine Show 2015
  • 2010. 95 points, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013
  • 2010. Gold, New Zealand International Wine Show 2012
  • 2010. Gold, China Wine & Spirits Awards 2012
  • 2010. Gold, International Wine & Spirits Competition 2012
  • 2010. Gold, Australian Small Winemakers Show 2011

REVIEWS

  • The 3 Wines Men - October 2015
    The 2013 Uncut Shiraz is for the true McLaren Vale lovers. Big and bold with dark plum and liquorice and pepper notes this is a perfect match for the biggest steak you can find. While I believe the 2012 is one of the best wines you'll buy for under $20 the 2013's time will come.
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - July 2015
    Attacks with flavour and doesn't let up. Inky, blackberried, clovey characters power throughout, tempered only by fruit-drenched tannin, saltbush complexity and meaty/smoky oak. It's almost exactly the wine you'd hope it to be. Rating: 94

  • The Wine Front Campbell Mattinson - July 2015
    We've reviewed the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and now 2013. Destroyed the pattern. This is joyous McLaren Vale shiraz. Great value, great for winter. A powerhouse of blackberried flavour, slipped thoroughly with smoky oak, with spice, with coffee-cream. Tannin rakes back through the wine, and gorgeously so. Bravo. Rated:94/100

  • The Key Report Tony Keys
    It stood out in the tasting, was enjoyable as a glass and went very well with the pea and ham soup for dinner, need more be said? Rating 94

  • 100 Best Australian Wines Report 2015-2016 Matthew Jukes - May 2015
    Another exceptional wine in the Gemtree firmament is 2013 Gemtree, Uncut Shiraz. With cherry, tar and liquorice in abundance, this is a glorious McLaren Vale Shiraz with every element of its soul on display. Rich, full, succulent and vampiric, this is a hedonistic wine with a very fair price tag considering the grandiose fruit involved and also the degree of French oak employed. On of each and you have your dinner party sorted.

  • International Wine Challenge - May 2015
    Fresh red cherry and dark plum fruit with dark chocolate and salty notes. Fresh finish.

  • The 3 Wines Men - May 2015
    Another Gem from the good folks. Decanted for 45 mins. A dark yet vibrant colour, enticing vanilla nose courtesy of the 18mths in French oak as well as hints of fresh eucalypt. The palate has a multitude of fruits with blackcurrant standing out. There¡¯s coco powder & perhaps a slight anise finish. A full bodied Shiraz with great legs, a velvety smoothness as the tannins are all in balance. I think it will be even better in 12mths! 93/100


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