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2017 Jericho GSM

McLaren Vale, SA

One of our favourite go-to McLaren Vale GSMs. Insanely gluggable stuff!

$25.00

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About The Wine

McLaren Vale 'GSM' blends work so very well, and this wine from the good people at Jericho is a contemporary, joyous celebration of the style.

The Grenache fruit comes from two mature vineyards, one 85 years old and one 40 years old in the Blewitt Springs area - a sub-region that is home to many of the Vale's finest and most perfumed Grenache.

Owner and winemaker Neil Jericho explained to us that while the Shiraz (10%) and Mataro (3%) components definitely add something to this wine, the hero is Grenache (87%). Juicy, jubey, delicious Grenache!

This has been one of the great go-to GSMs from this region for a few years now and the 2017 doesn't miss a beat.

About Jericho

Jericho is one of the most exciting emerging producers in South Australia, consistently churning out delicious, characterful and brilliantly priced wines in all styles.

Family owned and run with experienced winemaker Neil Jericho at the helm, they source both traditional and alternative varieties from various vineyards around McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. Neil sums up the Jericho philosophy: “in every wine I like to see varietal flavour and character. I don’t want to overpower the fruit with oak. It’s got to be in balance, with nothing sticking out. They’ve got to be drinkable!”

Modern, creative and smashable wines and across the range, amazing value.

Jericho Wines chief winemaker, Neil Jericho
Jericho Wines chief winemaker, Neil Jericho
Jericho Winery, Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Winemakers Notes
The focus of this wine is the Grenache with the other varieties adding structure and complexity to the overall blend. Grenache, 87%, had partial whole bunch fermentation and aged in older french oak barrels. Whole bunch fermentation gives the wine its vibrant red berry characteristics. Careful use of Shiraz, 10%, adds structure to the wine and the Mourvedre, 3%, adds spiciness. Grenache is one of the traditional varieties of McLaren Vale so it is with great pride that we now add this blend to the Jericho portfolio.

Vineyards
The Grenache fruit comes from two very old McLaren Vale vineyards that are 85 and 40 year old vines. The vines are old bush vines and have never been irrigated in their time. This produces intensity in the Grenache portion of the wine. Shiraz and the Mourvedre fruit are typical McLaren Vale, strong and fruit driven.

Blend : Grenache (87%), Shiraz (10%), Mourvedre (3%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Such and airy feeling to this wine. A basket of freshly picked red fruit, raspberry, cherry and the like. A hint of chocolatey goodness, light pucker from the super fine tannins. Has 'DRINK ME NOW' written all over it. - Different Drop Wine Team

93Points
The Wine Front

"The grenache is grown on 40-year-old bush vines. I love that we have so much bush vine grenache stock in Australia. I love it even more when I taste a wine like this.Look at the price, taste the wine, dive in for more. This is spot on. Perfumed, luscious, sweet, savoury, spicy and more-ish. Raspberries, violets, fennel and strings of herbs. It’s light-ish but not too light; it has ‘drink me’ written all over it. I always seem to score the Jericho wines at 93. It’s just the way they seem on a case-by-case basis. But if ever I was tempted to inch higher, this wine would be it." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"An 86/11/3% blend, the grenache from 40yo dry-grown vines at Blewitt Springs. The bouquet is positively luscious with plum and rhubarb tempered by spices, the palate following suit, long and satisfying." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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