Loose End GSM 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

Item No. 102917
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH93
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Color: Medium purple red.

Nose: Attractive, lifted floral aromas with hints of red beet and stewed plum.

Palate: The palate shows luscious cherry and berry fruit flavors, balanced with good acidity and firm tannin structure. The wine finishes dry with lingering berry and sweet spice flavors. Pairs well with a wide variety of foods.

Aging: Made to enjoy early and sealed with screw-cap closure to ensure vibrancy

45% Grenache, 33% Shiraz, 20% Merlot & 2% Mataro (Mourvedre)

Critical Acclaim

"A particularly impressive example of this blend at any price, let alone this; vibrantly spicy notes run through the red and black fruits at the core of the palate, the tannins exactly weighted. Partly a tribute to ’06. Grenache/Shiraz/Merlot/Mataro. "
93 Points

Learn About Loose End Map ItMap It

The Loose End range of wines is the brainchild of renowned Barossa winemaker and personality, Rob Gibson of Barossavale. Each year, Rob (or ‘Gibbo" as he"s affectionately known) cherry picks the ‘loose ends" of the Barossa harvest, bringing together some of the region"s best parcels of fruit to assemble a range of wines that is contemporary and truly reflective of Barossa...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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