Stephen Pannell blended the 2016 GST on 26th April 2016 and it's drunk well straight out of the tank since then. Fruit ripeness and flavours are good but the highlight to the 2016 reds, and especially the GST, are the beautiful tannins. The blend itself has the most Grenache and the least Touriga Nacional of the previous releases. The nose shows concentrated red fruit characters, strawberry, red liquorice and cherry primary fruit aromas mixed with fennel seed and black liquorice notes from Shiraz, completed by spicy cinnamon and allspice notes. The wine is full and broad on the palate with juicy red fruit character up front, and the finish is firm due to fine-grained, dusty tannins which add length and complexity. There's great balance between primary fruit notes and savoury/spice complexity, and the intensity of pure, fresh fruit is particularly impressive.