2014 Millon Estate The Royal GSM

2014 Millon Estate The Royal GSM

Region

Barossa Valley, South Australia

Winemaking

The Royal GSM sees 12 months in seasoned French and American oak…we work on the premise that oak should be a seasoning to add complexity and savoury nuance to a wine and it should never dominate the fruit. With vines that average 90 years of age, the fruit and earth speak with a clear voice.

Tasting Notes

Colour

Rich and vibrant crimson red with slight hues of purple

Aroma

The wine shows a generous, expressive bouquet with plum and black cherry aromas with a splash of higher toned cranberry. Underlying the ripe fruit you’ll find hints of Asian spice, dried citrus peel, licorice, gingerbread, milk chocolate, jasmine and notes of well-integrated mocha oak.

 

Palate

The palate is vibrant yet soft and well-weighted, showing ripe fruit flavours of plum, blackberry and black cherry with hints of raspberry and a slight note of raisins. There are hints of Asian and baking spice, dried flowers and licorice alongside seasoned oak. Medium bodied and nicely balanced, the drinker is rewarded with supple tannins and a persistent finish.

Flavour Dimensions

(Dry)—1—–2—-3——4–●—5——6——7——-8——9——10-(Sweet)

(Light Bodied)—1—-2—–3—–4—–5——6—●—7——8——-9——10–(Full Bodied)

Finish (Short)—–1——2——-3——4——5——6——7——-8——9——10●–(Long)

Food Pairing

The tannins in this red blend allow it to pair very well with rich and weighted dishes such as Braised Pork Ribs, Oxtail Stew and Rosemary Spiced Lamb Chops.

Categories: Millon EstateThe Royal Product ID: 3950

Roberta Marchesini