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2022 Grenache Shiraz Nero d'Avola

Our new 2022 Grenache Shiraz Nero d’Avola is an interesting twist on the once popular GSM blend. One of only a few GSNs currently available in Australia, this wine is 40% Grenache, 35% Shiraz and 25% Nero with plenty of densely packed berry fruits and a smooth, velvety texture.
Jack Walker Winemaker

$35.00 Bottle(s)

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Clare Valley

Food Pairing

Rich Pasta




Bright ruby colour, medium depth.  


Bright red berry fruit, raspberry liquorice, blueberry, cherry, clove and nutmeg spice.


Soft fleshy palate, densely packed fruit, medium body, smooth, velvety texture.

Ageing Potential

Drink now or cellar up to five years.


Watervale's Old Station Vineyard is the home of 100+ year old vines which provide the rich fruit for this elegant and refined Grenache. Biscay soil.


Fermented separately, 15% new French oak. 

Technical Details

Alcohol - 14.5%

pH - 3.49

Acidity - 6.2g/L

Awards + Reviews

93 Points - Winepilot 

"Definitely not the most common blend you’ll find these days, with the exciting Italian variety, Nero d’Avola stepping in for the more traditional Mataro (or Mourvedre if you prefer being a touch more trendy). It works. The blend is 40% Grenache, 35% Shiraz and 25% Nero. The Grenache hails from the Old Station vineyard at Watervale in the Clare, with its 100-year-old vines. The colour is crimson/red. This is soft, approachable and generous. There are notes of spices, red fruits, florals, redcurrants and warm earth, all entwined with a hint of sappiness. Juicy, delicious, energetic and with very good length, we have soft tannins and an appealing fine line of acidity to carry the wine. Enjoy it now and over the next three to four years. Lots to like here." - Ken Gargett

93 Points - Winepilot 

"The first wine from this combination I have tasted. It’s a fully ripe generous wine displaying a supple juiciness. Plush black and red fruits with a slightly jubey character emerging. Plenty in the palate which is supported with chalky tannins and a lick of oak. Something to get your teeth into with a decent piece of lamb or quality snags." - Ray Jordan

91 Points - Qwine Reviews

"The debut of something creative and new from O'Leary Walker - hello GSN! Scratch the Mataro/Mourvedre that we know of as a usual accomplice and replace it with Nero d'Avola. A little spicy but there is some richness yet enough juicy factor to embrace. Tick! A 40/35/25 blend, it's the first time I've seen this blend but winemaker Jack Walker reliably informs me that there are another one or two loitering around McLaren Vale. Clare Valley Grenache carries a little more weight and you can see that here. Give it some air and it's a lovely drink. Its rounded presence gradually rises to the fore with mulberry and blueberry hihglights. Chocolate brownie, peppered steak and barbecue rub spices fill out the mid-palate and run long. Black cherries from the Nero run late and pull at your heartstrings. A classic barbecue wine - just add ribs or skirt steak." - Steve Leszczynski

90 Points - Winepilot 

"Say adieu to GSM and ciao to GSN. The inclusion of the über-friendly Italian, Nero d’Avola, into a traditional red blend incorporating Grenache and Shiraz is truly inspirational. Hats off to the O’Leary and Walker families. It’s fragrant – love the light florals with violet leading from the front – starting off in black fruits, cherry (lots of cherry) with leafy herbals in support. Moves into a medium bodied, easy going tempo on the palate filled in by sweet fruit and spices with an enticing splash of pepper. Tannins remain friendly and supple as does the wine." - Jeni Port

89 Points - The Real Review

"Deep and bright red-purple colour; ginger/spice aromas overlie blackberry and raspberry fruit aromas, with hints of boiled lollies, and the wine is light-medium bodied on the tongue and finishes with savoury, mild, emery-like tannins. It's an intriguing blend of varieties, and drinks well already but will continue to for several more years." - Huon Hooke