The Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM is a single vineyard wine made from grapes sourced from Yangarra’s Certified Biodynamic vineyards. The winery has something of an obsession with creating exquisite iterations of Rhône varietals—this is no exception. Intensely aromatic, and rich with chocolate and red fruits on the palate, this is a marvellous expression of GSM from McLaren Vale.
A spicy GSM blend with lots of ripe black cherries, a hint of ivy extract, dark licorice and some cassis. On the palate, this shows real structure and definition with ripe yet sturdy tannins and fresh acidity. A tangy, chewy finish.
92 points, JamesSuckling.com, August 2018
A blend of 58% Grenache, 24% Shiraz and 18% Mourvèdre, the 2016 GSM was fermented in open-top vats with indigenous yeasts and aged in older French oak for 10 months. Like all the Yangarra wines, it will benefit from some aeration. Only then will the cherries come out to play with the black olive and sandalwood notes. It's medium to full-bodied, with a smooth, silky mouthfeel and a lingering finish.
90 points, Wine Advocate, September 2018
A 54/24/18% blend, wild yeast open-fermented, matured for 10 months in used French oak. Magical, deep crimson; as devotees of Chateau Rayas, and others from the Rhone Valley will attest, grenache has many faces, the most admired in that part of France, its serious, long-lived, complex and structured single varietal pose. But it's usually in a blend, and in Australia usually with shiraz and mourvedre, and this is a compelling example of all the individual flavours of its components.
95 points, Wine Companion, March 2018
This blend of 58% Grenache, 24% Shiraz, 18% Mourvèdre offers layers of blue and black fruit, warm stones, tarragon and iodine. The palate is sandy in texture, with a burst of crunchy acidity that balances the powerful, structured tannins. Drink 2020–2030.
92 points, Wine Enthusiast, April 2019