Two Australian GSM Blends

Barossa Valley Estate GSM 2014, Barossa Valley, Australia (£13.49 Wine Rack, Sainsbury’s)
Juicy, gentle style, very supple – you could lightly chill this in summer – with clove and liquorice notes adding character to the gentle red berry fruit. Good honest glug, stays the right side of jammy. B+

McGuigan The Shortlist GSM 2012, Barossa Valley, Australia (£13.97 Asda)
More mature than the above, with relaxed, truffley notes to the concentrated dark plummy berry flavour, and a backbone of still quite firm tannin. Tasty now, but still some freshness to the fruit, so no rush to drink it up. S-

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