2018 Whistler Stacks On GSM

Barossa Valley, SA

Super-moreish Barossa GSM. Big flavours and big bang for your buck.


Perhaps not fine wine, but a fine drink. And great value.

David Bicknell (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

A lovely take on a more conemporary style of Barossa GSM from the talented and tenacious Josh Pfeiffer.

Josh's shift to organic and biodynamic vineyard practices is clearly paying dividends in his current suite of releases. This GSM is a case in point.

This is both bright and sweetly fruited with a distinct earthy undertone, derived from Mataro and Shiraz.

Josh is really nailing these moreish, modern Barossa reds. They have life and energy yet still show the classic regional thumbprint of power.

Loving this wine right now. It's a big, beautiful glass of Barossa bounty.

The Pfeiffer family
The Pfeiffer family
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

67% Grenache, 24% Shiraz and 9% Mataro. Grown on the vineyard around our Cellar Door using organic and biodynamic practices, our Grenache and Mataro were planted in 2001 using the clone BVRC139 and BV 138 respectively. The west-facing slope has quite a bit of ironstone at the top of the hill, with deeper red clay and biscay soil towards the bottom, giving the fruit great complexity. The Shiraz component comes from our grafted blocks, planted in 1997, which sits on quite heavy, biscay soils, giving the fruit a nice softness.


Each variety was picked and made separately, allowing me to pick the fruit at optimum ripeness and make the best wines possible. The Shiraz component had a good amount of whole bunch in it, which works out to be 24% whole bunch in total. All fermented wild and foot stomped twice a day to minimise extraction. 12 days on skins on average before basket pressing to old french oak to mature for 6 months. Blended and bottled with no fining and no filtration.

Blend : Grenache (67%), Shiraz (24%), Mataro (9%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Brothers Sam & Josh Pfeiffer
Brothers Sam & Josh Pfeiffer
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Wonderful energy, perfume and drinkablity here. Rosehip, red fruits, lightly smoky, crunchy fresh feel, a whole lot of energy and drinking appeal, light in body, juicy almost watermelon and fresh raspberry, fine grained lick of tannin, and good length. It feels unforced and goes down a treat. A distinctly natty Euro meets Barossa feel here. More please, and thank you." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"24% whole bunches in the mix. Bright purple, fleshy and spicy, with chalky grenache tannins really adding to the dynamic of the wine. Not just simple fruit, it has depth and weight. The virtue of under making, not over making, allowing the fruit to sing. Perhaps not fine wine, but a fine drink. And great value." - David Bicknell (Halliday Wine Companion)


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