2019 Koomilya GT Block Shiraz
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2019 Koomilya GT Block Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$115. 00
$1380.00 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Other Reviews....
This has perfumed aromas of currants, bay leaves, peppercorns, dried herbs, wild blackberries and licorice. Gorgeously creamy texture and fine tannins, with tangy acidity and a medium body. Bright and complex. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
94 Points
JamesSuckling.com (November 2022)

The 2019 Koomilya GT Shiraz is sourced from a vineyard site that Steve has been working with since his Hardy's days, and he’s liked it since that time. Planted on silty loam, the thrust here is to make Shiraz simply, that of place. This is supple and powerful, with the tannins spread through the mouth, like rivers through the fruit. Great wine is about great grapes. These Koomilya Shiraz wines (GT, DC and JC) are all made the same in order to preface and promote the variation and diversity of the sites: handpicked, 20% whole bunches in the wild ferments, low sulfur. Really excellent—delicious. This has concentrated fruit and id is spicy and vibrant, as so many 2020s seem to be. There is life here. Drink 2022 - 2037.
95 Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (September 2022)

The old property is serviced with bio-char and layers in a lot of regenerative agriculture that aims to reintroduce lots of native species into the farm. The GT block is 31 year old vines grafted from gewurztraminer to shiraz, ‘GT stands for grafted or gewurztraminer’, says Steve Pannell in his press release, but I go to famed mid-to-late 90s DJ and music producer, GrooveTerminator, when I see the initials. Almost a third is whole bunch fermented here, and 20% new oak used. Also, this is beautiful drinking right now.
There’s a freshness and lift to the wine despite the concentration and layering of dark fruit, woody spice and general inkiness. The character of gewurz seems omnipresent despite no gewurz here – it’s floral and pretty shiraz, flirty and quite notably silky, more soft in the shiraz spectrum and red fruited inflections chime in with plum and dark, forest berry fruits. A lick of cola and char here but the wine floats and swishes on velvety tannins and finishes extremely long and fine. Drink 2022 - 2030+
96 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (September 2022)