Do you know what GSM stands for on a wine label?
It stands for the 3 grape varieties blended to make the wine. Which are: Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah) and Mataro (Mourvèdre).
The GSM blend was made famous by the Côtes du Rhône region of France. In Australia, GSMs are very popular. And fun fact, when a wine is made from a variety of grapes they are listed in order of proportion on the label. So in a GSM, Grenache should make up the biggest proportion of the blend.
This Millon Estate 2017 The Royal GSM hails from SA’s Barossa Valley and comes in at a nice 14% abv. Aka a great winter warmer 😉
I found this one a pale ruby red shade in the glass. The nose made me imagine a bowl full of mixed fresh berries drizzled with chocolate and with a few spearmint leaves for decoration. While in the mouth it’s über juicy with plentiful red cherries and a lovely savoury earthiness to it.
A big thanks to Millon Wines for this sample!
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
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