Pontifex GSM

$230.00
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Barossa Valley, SA
ALC: 14.5%

Pontifex is the husband-wife effort of Sam and Helen Clarke. They're passionate about small batch wine and passionate about putting their own name to a project.

If you read into their history you'll soon find out they both have a long history in wine, and both have involvement in a large Barossa producer. This is different. This is theirs. This is small batch. This is as raw and real as it gets.

Grenache (57%), Shiraz (33%), Mourvedre (10%) - GSM to us all - is the less popular and less famous companion of the Barossa Valley Shiraz. Don’t let that scare you, in fact, that should excite you. Cherry and raspberry fruits on the nose, ultra smooth and silky tannins throughout. If we followed ratings and wine judges we would tell you this wine got 93 points from one of Australia’s toughest critics, but we will let you decide how bloody good it is.

FROM THE WINEMAKER

"A classic vintage from the Barossa with plenty of warmth throughout Summer after a dry Spring. Vintage started early and finished early with all varietals ripening easily and developing great flavor across the vineyards. Mid deep red Colour with the nose oozing Red fruits – cherry & raspberry, savoury undertones. The pallet offers long silky tannins with an elegant finish." - Sam Clarke, Owner & Winemaker

FOOD MATCHING

This is a serious looking wine. Hold onto it until the next roast lamb, steak, pork or BBQ and it'll be the highlight of the evening. 

JC SCORE 8.5/10

JH Score: 93 Points.
WB Score: 8.5/10. A superb Barossa GSM - well balanced and very convincing. Judges favourite (a JH 93 pointer) for a reason.