Introducing our new 2020 McLaren Vale GSM
We are delighted to introduce the newest wine to the Maxwell range, our 2020 McLaren Vale GSM (Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre blend).
Inspired by the traditional blend of the Southern Rhône Valley in France, our home in McLaren Vale shares a similar Mediterranean climate. The combination of ancient geology with warm summers and mild winters provides ideal growing conditions for these varieties.
Produced from the low-yielding, high-quality 2020 vintage, the grapes are predominately harvested from our estate. The Grenache is from a vineyard planted in 1928 and is the hero variety, providing its signature definition, structure and elegance to this harmonious ensemble.
Before releasing our new GSM we let the wine writers have a look and this is what they had to say.
94 Points | Wine Orbit | Sam Kim | February 23
"Gorgeously fruited and enticing, the wine shows Black Doris plum, warm spice, game and olive nuances, followed by a silky-smooth palate offering velvety flow and persistency. Wonderfully harmonious and soothing, making it highly enjoyable.”
93 Points | Wine Pilot | Ray Jordan | February 23
"An impressive blend of 68% grenache, 27% shiraz and just 5% mourvedre. There is brightness and energy here with the perfumed notes of the grenache leading out while waiting for the shiraz to underpin its flavoursome palate. Love the palate weight here and its seamless texture creating such a pleasing mouth feel. Each variety was matured separately before coming together in the final blending.”
Dan Traucki | March 23
"Maxwell Wines 2020 #mclarenvale G.S.M. #grenache/ #shiraz/ #mourvedre. Medium depth red/purple colour Appealing bouquet of brambly red fruits + a hint of dried herbs. The palate is silky smooth with oodles of yummy red berry flavours with a splash of elegant tannins on the tight, long lingering finish. A ripper food wine.”
Discover our new release here.