Wine Advocate | Rating: 95A big, rich, structured effort, the 2014 GSM Vertigo is 68% Syrah, 26% Mourvedre and 6% Grenache. Sporting a saturated purple color, it offers fabulous notes of cassis, blackberries, crushed rock, licorice and dried Provencal herbs (lavender, thyme) in a full-bodied, rich package. One of the more tannic wines from Eric, it needs 2-3 years of bottle age and will have a decade or more of longevity.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Rating: 94Opaque ruby. Potent, mineral-accented blueberry, cherry liqueur and potpourri aromas are complicated by a suave Asian spice nuance that builds steadily with air. Seamless, round and appealingly sweet, offering palate-staining black and blue fruit preserve and floral pastille flavors and a hint of five-spice powder. Finishes sappy and extremely long, displaying velvety tannins and a late, lingering jolt of candied violet. - Josh Raynolds
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 37 bottles owned
- 16 collectors