16 May 2018
When it comes to the Barossa Valley we can honestly say that the more interesting wines we see coming out of that region are its red blends, in particular its GSM (Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro) blends.
They showcase what the Barossa does best and are a great match for food, particularly grilled meat. Barossa has been put in a box in people’s minds as a region that produced mainly Shiraz in mainly a jammy style. Fortunately the pendulum has swung in the other direction and now we are seeing these amazing wines with freshness and balance. In Aussie slang, a Strapper is a reliable and trusted team member, but not one who seeks to be in the limelight. This wine was perhaps made with winemakers in mind, because it is not a wine that will take center stage in a wine competition but a trusty wine that all sorts of punters, including industry folk, like to drink.
Yalumba’s The Strapper GSM blend is a beautiful rendition and the 2014 is a real charmer having received 90 point plus reviews from many critics. Not big in weight like many wines that the region is known for, this gorgeous wine is medium-fuller bodied and perfectly balanced. Seamlessly integrated, assorted red and darker red fruits are nuanced with light spice, floral and herb notes that are harmoniously intertwined, finishing with smooth tannins and good length on the finish. This is made for anything grilled and with the barbeque season in front of us, this is a great call. We are offering the impressive 2014 Yalumba The Strapper GSM for $16.99 and $15.29 on a six bottle or more purchase, which makes it a serious value. As with most wines from Yalumba's esteemed portfolio, this over delivers for its modest price.
Posted by Gregg 00:00:00