Grosset Gaia 2007

Grosset GaiaGrosset Gaia 2007

The 2007 Grosset Gaia is less austere than the 2006 ‘Gaia’ and more like the relatively approachable 2005. There’s a generosity to this wine that is unusual at such a young age, although this is accompanied by that powerful, deep, ultra-concentrated blackcurrant and briary flavours that is characteristic of the wine.

As usual, it’s a blend of cabernet sauvignon (75%), cabernet franc (20%) and merlot (5%): complex, tightly structured yet fleshier than it often is at this age. There is a seamless integration of fruit, cedary oak and ripe, silky tannins that give it restrained elegance. It needs five years to be at its best, yet many will find it enjoyable before then.

Reviews

Neil Perry  ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ Good Weekend Magazine 15 January 2011

Something to Drink (with Barbecued T-bone Steak with Anchovy Butter). This elegant, savoury blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc provides a powerful platform for the intense flavours of the chargrilled beef, fresh garden herbs and anchovy butter.

Tyson Stelzer  Wine 100  April 2010

In the stark, exposed landscape of high-altitude Clare, Gaia is so isolated that it should perhaps be considered a region of its own. This is a particularly integrated and seamless release. Delightful purity of red and blackcurrants, cigar box and spice meet ultra–fine, firm, textured tannins.  95 points