Impenetrable colour; a highly aromatic and perfumed shiraz bouquet with dark fruits aplenty, offset by violets and a wide array of spices; the palate is dense, as you would expect of Torbreck, yet there is freshness and a struck quartz minerality that thrills through the wine's spine; long, luscious and hedonistic. Drink by 2025.
The Gask is a relatively new wine made since 2005 from 100% Shiraz sourced from a single vineyard in the Eden Valley planted in 1960. The 2008 The Gask gives a very deep garnet-purple color and intense warm berry, kirsch, creme de cassis and wilted roses aromas plus a whiff of prunes. Very full-bodied with plenty of ripe, rich fruit it has a nice backbone of crisp acid and medium level fine-grained tannins supporting it through the long finish. Approachable now, it should drink to 2020+.
Drink: 2010 - 2020 | Date Tasted: Oct 10
Deep garnet colored, the 2005 The Gask shows off lovely menthol and warm red fruit and kirsch aromas fused with eucalyptus, spices, some dried sage and anise. Full, rich and voluptuous, it gives tons of vibrant fruit flavor and is structured with firm levels of grainy tannins, very crisp acid and a long, fresh finish. Not available in export markets.
Drink: 2013 - 2020+ | Date Tasted: Feb 13