15% off LA RÉSISTANCE!* Barossa GSM Grenache + Syrah + Mourvèdre 2022
15% off LA RÉSISTANCE!* Barossa GSM Grenache + Syrah + Mourvèdre 2022
15% off LA RÉSISTANCE!* Barossa GSM Grenache + Syrah + Mourvèdre 2022
15% off LA RÉSISTANCE!* Barossa GSM Grenache + Syrah + Mourvèdre 2022

15% off LA RÉSISTANCE!* Barossa GSM Grenache + Syrah + Mourvèdre 2022

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EPIC NEW 2022 VINTAGE, BOLD NEW LABEL
For 9 years we've been on a quest to make the perfect Barossa GSM... and in 2022 we reckon we've nailed it. It's generous, juicy, balanced & refined... a wine fit for any occasion and worthy of some bold new threads.
Old Vine Grenache is the hero of our Barossa GSM. Elegant Syrah and spicy Mourvèdre  add their signature definition and structure to this harmonious ensemble. 9 months Elevage in seasoned (3 - 8yr old) French oak Hogsheads support deep-fruited, dark cherry, strawberry and mineral laden (graphite/ferrous) palate with a lovely savoury lick of supple fine-grain tannin. Gentle refreshing acidity gives great line and drives the brooding and delicious fruit through to a lingering finish.

GSM = Barossa Hug. Enjoy with your best spag bol recipe, chargrilled/barbecued meats, or take your roast veggies to new heights.

History: A vinous rematch of the famous 1811 battle at Barrosa Ridge where Spain and France collided. La Résistance! takes up the fight for the traditional French varieties of the Barossa and pitches gnarly old vine Grenache, Syrah & Mourvèdre into defence against the invading foreign marauders.

Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig + Huon Fechner + Theo Engela
Varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre 
Region: Barossa
Alc/Vol: 14.4%
pH: 3.65

2022
"Pretty aromas of dried flowers, cherry, mulberry, sweet spice and earth. Flavours are firm, mouth-filling and meaty, with chalky tannins delivering structure and savouriness on the finish. There's a decent core of blue and dark fruits and the acidity ensures freshness and life. A really smart wine and good value."
91 pts Aaron Brasher (The Real Review)

2021
GOLD MEDAL 95 points - New World Wine Awards (NZ)

Special Value Red Star "There's a lot of enjoyment in this slinky grenache, syrah and mourvèdre blend that bursts out of the gates with a tide of ripe macerated satsuma plum, raspberry and boysenberry fruits. Asian spice is layered beneath the fruit with hints of turned earth, pressed flowers, ginger cake and a chocolate-coated cherry vibe. The tannins melt into the fruit and there is a bright acid pulse and an impressive savoury slide on the finish." 91pts + Special Value Red Star - Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion 

SILVER + 93pts "Big dense oyster shell subtle powerful, delicious." - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2023

SILVER "Lovely lift of raspberry fruit and florals Juicy pure and vibrant nice drive and tannins Brambly black fruit, spice and some cedar. plush and cuddly." - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2023

SILVER - Barossa Wine Show 2022

92pts "A blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre. Slightly rustic red with a charcuterie character around a core of sweet fruit supported by soft, mellow tannins, Very approachable now and hard to imagine it getting much better." - Bob Campbell, The Real Review

91pts "There's a lot of enjoyment in this slinky grenache, syrah and mourvèdre blend that bursts out of the gates with a tide of ripe macerated satsuma plum, raspberry and boysenberry fruits. Asian spice is layered beneath the fruit with hints of turned earth, pressed flowers, ginger cake and a chocolate-coated cherry vibe. The tannins melt into the fruit and there is a bright acid pulse and an impressive savoury slide on the finish." - Dave Brooks, Halliday Wine Companion

91pts "This is a succulent red blend with a fresh array of strawberries, peppercorns, plums, violets and tea leaves on the nose. Medium-bodied with creamy tannins. Bright and gently spicy finish." - James Suckling Reviews

91pts "Lovely riffing on the theme. Alcohol spike on the nose seems to have dropped for this vintage. It’s drying herbs, choc ganache, hazelnut spread, roast ginger, fleshy plum and earthy base. Silky and slippery with neatly slotted in tannins working in a sharp left-right combo with bright acidity. Cuddly red fruits balanced with savoury herbs and iodine present well. Another winner from the CB team." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

91pts "Deep, dark and dense in the glass. Evocative, dark fruited and spice aromas. Plum, blueberry, cola, licorice and dried herbs. There’s a fair bit going on here. The palate is fleshy, dark fruited and mouth-filling. Mulberry, plum and dark cherry are all at play and their's a nice lick of sweet oak and spice. Tannins are shapely, acidity is punchy and the flavours are long." - Aaron Brasher, The Real Review

2020
GOLD MEDAL - London Wine Competition 2022

SILVER - Sommeliers Choice Awards
 2022

92pts "A poignant extension of the franchise we’ve come to enjoy: roast nuts, chocolate sauce, dark raspberry, crushed herbs, some inky iodine and even a little cherry ice cream. Class volume turned up a few notches with better concentration of fruit (still a little prickle) through the silky palate. Good persistence of flavour and lip smacking tannin. Said before and I’ll say it again, this needs big glasses and an open fire and you’re doing the bull dance in your happy place." - Regan Drew, vinonotebook.com

2019
90pts "Barossa blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre. Yep, it’s another goodun’. Warm with alcohol for sure and showing some stressed herb characters but the fruit is solid and it feels silken in the mouth. Watch the alcohol, enjoy the taste the feel." - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

90pts "This is just fun. It’s dark and inky and yet bright and delicious. There’s roast walnut autumnal depth with layers of herbed dark fruit and hints of spiritous alc prickling the nose (but it’s well within the charm quotient). Suave, with plump purple berries, nutty oak and a seaweed iodine tang. Tannins like a polar fleece throw rug. Big glasses. Roaring fireplace." - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

2018
92pts
“A gluggable, sloshy, soft and fuller weight red showing strong perfume of sweet, berried fruit, choc-cherry characters, faint roast meats and licks of nougat and vanilla. It's such a charming wine, shows touches of sophistication in its smooth, even texture and finishes all with soft and fine tannins. This seems to punch above its weight, and overall drinks with friendliness.” - Mike Bennie, WBM

2017
91pts
"Barossa blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre. Beautiful drink. It has a calm air about it. Raspberry, plum, chicory and earth flavours flow through the mouth. Nothing feels pushed, nothing feels rushed. It has just-enough texture without being syrupy. There’s a gentle ferrous note too. Good buying-drinking here." - The Wine Front

2016
90pts
"54% grenache, 24% shiraz and 22% mourvedre. Spicy and fruit-driven, with the aromatic qualities of grenache leading the way as it often does in these blends. Raspberry, strawberry jam and sweet cherry are prominent in the flavour profile within the smoothly textured palate which glides easily along from start to finish, the lightest touch of tannin keeping it in shape." - Halliday Wine Companion

90/100 "Medium to full red colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet is earthy and lightly spicy, with an overriding note of charcoal or soot. The wine is medium to full-bodied and rich, with soft texture but drying qualities, the aftertaste big on pepper and meaty charcuterie notes. The wine is intense and firm and lingers well. A serious red wine with ageing potential." - Huon Hooke

90pts "Barossa blend of grenache, syrah and mourvèdre. Ready when you are. What it lacks in weight it makes up for in character. And drinkability. This is good for any occasion, any time. Red and black berried fruits, inlays of dry/sweet spice, a general savouriness but a clear run of juicy, anise-flashed fruit too. Pitch perfect." - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

"A pitch perfect midweek quaffer with layers of sweetish fruit, spice, juiciness and general fun loving nature, this doesn't feel like it is trying to be too sophisticated, more a drink for those seeking early complexity in a neat, tidy, relatively simple framework. Slosh it around with abound, it's great." - Mike Bennie, WBM

2015
90/100 "It's not hard to see the appeal. It's only light to medium-bodied but the sweetness of aniseed, the rush of raspberry and the ripple of earthen spice notes lend plenty of hands to the wine's drinkability/deliciousness." - Halliday Wine Companion

2014
93/100 "Aniseed and blackberry jam flavours meet dry spice and clove. The combination is delicious. Lick of tannin keeps it all neat and tidy. High drinkability." - Halliday Wine Companion