Grosset "Gaia" Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc (Organic, Vegan) 2013 ~ Clare Valley, South Australia
96 /100 Campbell Mattinson
95/100 James Halliday
James Halliday "An elegant, savoury blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc, the vineyard’s altitude imparts a uniqueness to this wine … a model of consistency."
Campbell Mattinson "The word humdinger comes to mind. It’s one for the cabernet die-hards. It’s mellifluous and yet it oozes tannin. And class. It tastes of blackcurrant, eucalypt, cocoa-rich chocolate, earth and tabacco. It is, simply, beautifully formed, and wonderfully long."
James Halliday "An 800 dozen blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. The bouquet has a haunting edge of fruit spice and French oak, the palate a very complex amalgam of juicy black fruits and gently etched tannins, a waft of Provence herbs on the aftertaste."
Andrew Caillard "The best thing about Grosset, is the sheer enthusiasm, utter commitment and genuine love for making something sublime and brilliant."
Tyson Stelzer "The undisputed monarch of Clare Valley is Jeffrey Grosset, whose 32-year reign has seen a raft of superlative wines set standards to which other winemakers can only aspire."
In 2014, Grosset Gaia was included on the Langton Classification of Australian Wine, widely regarded as the best publication of its kind outside Europe. This recognises Grosset Gaia as one of the most sought-after wines produced in Australia.
Clare Valley is the northernmost wine region within the Mount Lofty Ranges zone of South Australia, located 81 miles (130km) north of the state capital, Adelaide. It is one of the most picturesque wine regions of Australia, with a tradition in winemaking going back to the early 19th century when the first vines were planted.