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94 • Gemtree 2010 "Obsidian", Shiraz, McLaren Vale $70. Cellar Selection. Certified Organic
Opaque violet garnet color. Dense aromas of spiced cherries, cola, nougat, and eucalyptus with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long tangy pomegranate, golden beet, and blood orange finish with firm tannins. Great depth of flavor. Impressive. (tasted on Apr-28-2014)
92 • Gemtree 2012 "Uncut", Shiraz, McLaren Vale $25.
Inky purple color. Aromas of dried cherries, melon sorbet, and chocolate pound cake with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a menthol mint, nut brittle, and earth accented finish. Nice complexity. (tasted on Apr-28-2014)
91 • Gemtree 2012 "Bloodstone", Shiraz, McLaren Vale $18. Best Buy. Certified Organic
Inky purple color. Dense aromas of blackberry jam, toasted coconut, mocha, and Fig Newton with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a nice spicy vanilla custard accented finish. Tasty. (tasted on Apr-28-2014)
89 • Gemtree 2013 "Masterpiece", Shiraz, McLaren Vale $12. Best Buy. Certified Organic
Garnet violet color. Attractive aromas of mocha gelato, honey roasted pecans, and chocolate pomegranate with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a zesty citrus accented finish. Tasty. (tasted on Apr-28-2014)
87 • Gemstone 2013 Shiraz, South Australia $16. Certified Organic|Find-a-Wine|
Deep violet black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered cherries, raspberries, spice, and Key lime yogurt with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, lime sorbet, tobacco, and nutshell accented finish with firm tannins. (tasted on Apr-28-2014)