Rosemount GSM 1999, McLaren Vale, Australia

Appearance: Dark garnet. Brick red tinge on the rim with sediments.

Nose: Smelled of aged burgundy. Sweet dark fruit was detected, maybe blackberries? Secondary aromas were present but in a nice way. Spicy, minty and funky, though the funk disappeared after some airing.

Palate: Tasted of sarsaparilla! Fruit and tannins still intact. Chocolatey with ripe tannins. Mint and cinnamon present on the tongue. Medium finish with good acidity, given the age.

Comments: Courtesy of Ms. Ricca, otherwise couldn’t have tasted an aged GSM (50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre) from Rosemount. It’s past its prime but still very drinkable if you don’t mind the secondary aromas! Drink up now!