2010 Vintage

The 2010 vintage was one of the earliest on record for the Clare Valley beginning in early February.

In this vintage Gaelic Cemetery offers a range of two outstanding wines.

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GC Premium Cabernet Malbec

GC Premium Cabernet Malbec

This wine displays intense blackcurrant / mulberry fruit aromas along with some mocha and chocolate notes. Quite concentrated on the palate, but manages to retain a degree of elegance that we expect to see in Cabernet based wines.

 

GC Premium Shiraz

GC Premium Shiraz

The fruit for this comes from the two oldest blocks of Shiraz on the vineyard. Varying percentages of both blocks make up the Premium depending on the year. Incredibly deep red, almost black in colour, this wine shows all the usual blackberry, star anise and ferrous characters that we have come to expect.

 

 
  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2010 vintage was one of the earliest on record for the Clare Valley beginning in early February. While most of South Eastern Australia was affected by the continuance of a severe drought, rainfall in the Clare Valley was almost average. An early budburst followed by a warm spring and summer hastened the ripening of all varieties which meant timing of harvest was critical. The resultant wines have excellent up front flavour concentration and balanced acidity.