2021 Fox Creek Postmaster GSM McLaren Vale – First produced in 2013 Postmaster GSM is a luscious, elegant, mid-weight wine that displays great flavour and balance, with a medium bodied nature that complements our food, lifestyle and climate. Grenache thrives in McLaren Vale’s warm maritime climate and diverse soil structure where it develops rich, balanced fruit flavour. Traditionally grown for producing fortified wines, the old vineyards contribute flavours and complexity that cannot be matched by younger vines.
Combined with the rich, ripe Shiraz and earthy, textural Mourvèdre, the combination of flavours and tannins deliver exotic gamey notes along with elegance, structure and longevity to the final blend. The 70-year-old Shiraz batch is matured in 2, 3 and 4-year-old French and American oak, barrels were selected for their spice, character and sweet tannin profiles. The 60 and 80-year-old Grenache is matured in older French and American puncheons and selected for the perfumed lift and tannin elegance and power. The Mourvèdre spends time in new, 1 and 2-year-old French and American oak puncheons and was selected for its earthy texture and ability to tie the blend together.
Perfumed confectionary lift with aromas of raspberry, mulberry and black cherry, hints of liquorice, ginger nut biscuits with cinnamon, nutmeg and clove rounding out the mix.
A complex and luscious palate dominated by mulberry, raspberries and black cherries leading into a strawberry and cream mid palate with hints of blueberries and dark chocolate. The wine has well integrated oak, focussed and elegant tannins with a silky persistent finish.
The Old Vine Grenache delivers the perfumed lift and juicy red berry fruits, with the Old Vine Shiraz adding the fleshy plum and strawberries on the mid palate. The old vine tannins give the wine an elegance and structure with the Mourvedre tying the palate together by adding tannin volume and some earthy, gritty texture.
This is a classic regional blend that shows off the varieties that do well and is also fantastic with food.
Single Price: $29.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $22.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $264.00