Samuel’s Gorge. McLaren Vale. South Australia.
100 % Shiraz
På vej! Forventes på lager i august 2021.
Samuels Gorges vine oser af finesse og klasse.
4.2 på vivino.com
Noter fra vinmageren
Shiraz is endlessly fascinating; there are many interpretations of this great grape from region to region, producer to producer. The endless blue skies, bright, white light and ancient soils of McLaren Vale provide us with the ideal platform for creating this harmoniously complete wine.
The aromatics have what is now a trademark Samuel’s Gorge spectrum at its core. While black bramble fruits immediately engage you; it is essentially savoury, with hints of black pepper, worn leather and dried sage that weave their way through the olfactory like the curling tendrils of the wild sweat pea that adorns the winery garden in the cooler months.
Detailed flavours mirror the aromatics, giving rise to plump dark fruit and baking spice baking spice. The mid-palate weight is
beautiful, and the tannin is fine and mouth-filling. Layers of texture, freshness and intrigue – beautifully stitched together into a silky cloak of flavour.
Enjoy with kangaroo fillet and oxtail ragu, served with broad beans and heirloom carrots with caraway.
Time in tomb: 10+ years
15% carbonic maceration
18 months in French oak (20% new)
Bottled September 2019
***** Gold Medal. Top Rank.
Earthy, reserved aroma, smoky, sooty traces and a hint of bitter-cherry. The wine is medium to full-bodied and supple; a soft, savoury, rich-but-dry style that is nicely balanced. Very good fleshy density. Nice long after-palate.
95 point. The Real Review. Huon Hooke.
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Om Samuel’s Gorge
Samuel’s Gorge er måske det smukkest beliggende winery, vi var på i Australien. Alt samles ved Samuel’s Gorge. Navnet Gorge, der betyder kløft, beskriver godt indtrykket af Samuel’s Gorge, der som på et knivsæg balancerer mellem kløften til den rå Onkaparinga National Park og skråningen og vidderne mod havet og civilisationen. Her mødes det rå og voldsomme med det kultiverede og sofistikerede. Netop sådan er vinene fra Samuel’s Gorge.
Selve cellar door’en byder på en udsigt som få over nationalparken, udsigt over smukke vinmarker kombineret med aura fra de historiske bygninger fra 1853. Man bliver fortryllet med det samme. Stedet kan man desværre ikke tage med sig hjem, men det kan man med vinene. Samuel’s Gorge er stedet de andre vinsteder anbefaler! Vi fik selv Samuel’s Gorge anbefalet ud af få fra Greenock Creek i Barossa Valley. Samuel’s Gorge tiltrækker sig beundring alle vegne. Med rette. Winemaker Justin McNamee er en personlighed, der sætter sine spor i historien. Den Sydney’ske vinskribent Mike Bennie beskriver Justin McNamee således: “There’s bits ‘n’ pieces seemingly everywhere, but within the chaos is a magnificent winemaker orchestrating through minimal intervention, some of the Vale’s most exciting wines.”
Samuel’s Gorge is a mosaic of dreams, with one principal philosophy, that of place.
Justin McNamee established Samuel’s Gorge in 2003 in a farm shed built in 1853 overlooking the Onkaparinga River National Park located in the Seaview subregion of McLaren Vale. The Samuel’s Gorge label is an impression of the rugged landscape that is viewed from the winery.
A wines’ style is steered by the soil in which the vine grows, the vintage conditions and the imagination of a winemaker. The soils of the region vary dramatically across the McLaren Vale basin that then opens to the coast in the west. Specialising in four key varietals Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre and Tempranillo, grapes are strategically sourced from a range of sites and soils in order to achieve great depth and complexity of flavour.
The wines of Samuel’s Gorge are hand crafted wines that are distinctly Australian with reference to the old world for texture, complexity and harmony. Having great patience, the fermentations of each parcel of fruit are long and slow in open slate fermenters which date back 100 years. The grapes are pressed off using traditional basket press methods with the wines being transferred to oak to mature. These many components are then blended together to achieve harmony within each of the Samuel’s Gorge wines.
The wines of Samuel’s Gorge represent the personality of the maker and are driven by their nose, texture, silkiness and intrigue. There is a common rustic nature supporting the fruit drive and natural richness in all three wines. Ultimately we present wines that are great to drink and yet have structural support to ensure that they cellar well.