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2014 Powell & Son GSM Barossa Valley

$44.99 $29.99

Regular Price $44.99

Bacchus Price $29.99

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Bacchus notes a couple of things about this week’s offering: It is reminiscent of a rare Southern Rhone fruit bomb and through the 100 or so wines the big guy has sampled recently, this one made it into the top 10.

 

The 93 point rated 2014 Powell & Son GSM from Barossa Valley has to be on your “get” list.

 

Wine critic Robert Parker who can be somewhat stingy with ratings when compared to colleagues’ reviews, led the pack on this one. “Full-bodied in the mouth, it offers seductive spice cake and berry preserves flavors with velvety tannins and just enough lift from the freshness, finishing with great persistence.” 93 Points.

 

In addition, the GSM, which is shorthand for Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro (Mourvedre) is what we would encounter if we found a stunning Châteauneuf du Pape on the juice.

 

The Australian matchup of the GSM to CDP is a common and popular comparison. Using similar varietals, where Rhone produces arguably the world’s best wine dollar for dollar, the Barossa Valley is quick to say not so fast.

 

True, most wines from Australia tend to be on the overly extracted vein, higher in alcohol, and producing that wonderful glyceral mouthfeel New World wine drinkers have come to expect.

 

But with this wine, there is something different. It does have a high alcohol content, but the integrated flavors are not hidden. There is robust spice, robust mocha and cherry, robust game meats and slabs of bacony aroma. The tannins, you can tell, where chiseled into the wine, but have now softened, yet provide a faint oaky, vanilla envelope. Drink it today, you will still have realistic memories of its flavor tomorrow.

 

This wine is just lip smacking, finger lickin’ good. It ought to be at nearly $45 a bottle. There were only six cases left after we got a hold of it.

 

Have at it.

 

2014 Powell & Son GSM Barossa Valley

regular price $44.99

On Sale $29.99

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