The Gask is sourced from a single plot of Shiraz nestled into the eastern slope of Mt. McKenzie that is painstakingly nurtured by the Knight family. Planted in 1960 this elevated site yields small, intense berries that possess great intensity of flavour without sacrificing balance & poise. These berries give the wine an ink-like hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur. It’s quite a heroic wine in style yet retains the cooler edge and tighter structure that the great wines made from this region are famed.
“The rocky outcrops surrounding Greg and Cynthia Knight’s small plot of Shiraz in the Eden Valley reminds me of the stone burial grounds on the hills above the Torbreck forest,” David Powell.