- The Wine
The 2008 Gemstone Cabernet Shiraz Merlot is a structured wine with soft velvety tannins.
- Black with red hues.
- A combination of dark red and black fruits, plums, and raspberry conserve.
- The front palate is rich and intense. Licorice and cigar box notes from Cabernet combined with spicy red fruits from the Shiraz and a soft round finish from the Merlot make this wine a pleasure to drink.
- All meats.
- Now - 2014
- Vintage Notes
The 2008 vintage continues a remarkably strong decade of harvests in Mclaren Vale, joining 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006. An almost perfect growing season paved the way for a remarkably strong vintage where all the strongest parcels of fruit were picked in ideal conditions prior to the onset of a record heatwave in March.