The Gask

The Gask is sourced from a single plot of Shiraz nestled into the eastern slope of Mount McKenzie in Eden Valley that is painstakingly nurtured by the Knight family.

Planted in 1960 this elevated site yields small, intense berries that possess great intensity of flavour without sacrificing balance and poise.

Heroic in style, it still retains the cooler edge and tighter structure that make the great wines from Eden Valley famous.

Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland. You’ll find more than a passing nod to the Celts in our wine naming conventions including this reference to the stone burial grounds on the hills above the Torbreck forest – eerily similar to the rocky outcrops surrounding Greg and Cynthia Knight’s small plot of Shiraz in the Eden Valley.

Current Vintage 2016
Despite a dry winter, rains in January and March, 2016, freshened the older vines and provided long, slow ripening periods in between, which led to a stand-out vintage with high quality fruit.
Current Vintage 2015
Above average rains in 2014 filled the soil profile. This was followed by a helpful deluge for dry grown vineyards in January 2015. Generally dry for the remainder of the vintage, warm days and cool nights created the perfect ripening conditions.
Current Vintage 2014
Concentrated fruit gives an ink-like hue while the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur. 2014 benefitted from a cooler period in mid-February, resulting in longer ripening periods and relatively low yields providing fruit with good concentration and depth. This was all nicely tied together with seasoned French barriques; a wine to appreciate now but will also benefit form 5-10 years in the Cellar.
Current Vintage 2013
2013 was a fairly typical growing season in Eden Valley with slighter lower than normal yields which helped produce a powerful yet elegant wine of purity. Hints of Eucalypt and spice with those beautiful blueberry fruit flavours Eden Valley is renowned for. This was all nicely tied together with seasoned French barriques; a wine to appreciate now but will also benefit form 5-10 years in the Cellar.
Current Vintage 2012
These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur.
Current Vintage 2010
These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur.
Current Vintage 2009
These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur.
Current Vintage 2008
These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur.
Current Vintage 2007
These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur.
Current Vintage 2006
After hand harvesting in late April this small batch was destemmed into two cement vats where it spent 7 days before being ‘gravity-drained’ and basket pressed. The juice was later racked into old French barriques where it completed a slow malo-lactic fermentation and was aged for a total of 18 months.
Current Vintage 2005
After hand harvesting in late April this small batch was destemmed into two cement vats where it spent 7 days before being ‘gravity-drained’ and basket pressed. The juice was later racked into old French barriques where it completed a slow malo-lactic fermentation and was aged for a total of 18 months.

$75.00

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2016 - tasting notes and reviews

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2015 - tasting notes and reviews

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2014 - tasting notes and reviews

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2013 - tasting notes and reviews

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2012 - tasting notes and reviews

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2010 - tasting notes and reviews

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2009 - tasting notes and reviews

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2008 - tasting notes and reviews

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2007 - tasting notes and reviews

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2006 - tasting notes and reviews

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2005 - tasting notes and reviews

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