Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Made up of 52% Syrah, 30% Grenache and 18% Mourvèdre aged 18 months in 40% new French oak, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 GSM Vertigo delivers kirsch, black cherry compote, redcurrant jelly and plum preserves notes with subtle notions of tar, pepper, black soil and Marmite toast. Full, concentrated and with super ripe, plush tannins, it has just enough freshness to lift the densely packed fruit to a long, earth-laced finish.Drink Dates: 2020 - 2035Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: Mid-October 2018 New Releases
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 37 bottles owned
- 16 collectors