Wilson Gunn Pax Grenache / Shiraz / Mataro

Once all the rage, the GSM blend was a victim of fashion … only to be revived here in this luscious, full-fruit, oaked version from Parker-rated Henry Laithwaite.

THE STORY

Of Scottish descent, Wilson Gunn brings out the bellicose side in winemaker Henry Laithwaite as he battles to revive the once-fashionable blend of GSM.

Not every vintage, mind, only when the grapes are tip top and demand it and then it brings peace – Pax – once more.

Indeed, in reality, it’s Henry’s Scottish side of the family that inspired his label – the Wilsons, related to the Gunns, and that, of course, brought on ideas of battles, war… and in this case, tranquility.

THE WINE

Only ever made in a year when the vintage offers tip top fruit, this Grenache/ Shiraz/Mataro blend features old vine grapes from the cooler Ebeneezer region of the Barossa.

Traditional fermentation and ageing in new and old French and US oak all contribute to this luscious, rich and powerful red. Flavours of plum and kirsch, wrapped in spice make this a winner every time with your Sunday roast.

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