Grosset Gaia 2000
The 2000 Grosset Gaia is a complex, tightly framed red which appears quite closed and austere at present but will improve with even short term cellaring. At present, it needs aeration and time to breathe before tasting: decanting or double decanting will give it the opportunity to open up. This Gaia has smokey, spicy, briary, oak aromas, ripe, rich, dense, black cherry and dark plum flavours with earthy complexity tightly framed by bold oak, a smooth almost silky texture and fine, firmish tannins.
Joshua Greene ‘Wine & Spirits Magazine’ Jan/Feb 2004
A textual pleasure infused with the flavors of crushed black currants, this feels silky and lithe. The fruit is lush and delicious, yet firmly held; the tannins, edged with scents of cedar and cigar box tobacco, add dimension to the black fruit while seeming to lengthen its flavor. From a vineyard planted at 1870 feet, Gaia is a beauty to drink now, or to cellar. 93 points
Sharon Wild ‘AGT Wine Magazine’ November 2002
This is a wine built to last. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the nose: tar, spices and wild-berry fruit flavours, grippy but powdery tannins and a lingering, spicy finish. A wine of pure finesse with 10 or more years cellaring potential.
‘The Age’ Epicure Top 10 Wines September 2003
Concentrated and coiled, the Gaia is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. Under a screwcap, this red has a strong cellaring reputation, with keen acidity balancing the power of the otherwise restrained fruit. Serious.