2018 Majella Vintage Tasting – Majella GPL68

Majella GPL68 2014 is the first release of a new wine from Majella Wines and we were apparently the first in Singapore to taste it. The wine was added as a surprise by Proj Lynn to Wine Exchange Asia‘s 2018 Majella Vintage Tasting at New Ubin Seafood @ Chijmes.

Majella, Majella Wines

Tasting the Majella GPL68 with Ros and Prof Lynn added to the occasion, everyone at the dinner appreciated you sharing it with us.

Majella, Majella Wines, Majella GPL68

In 1968 George Patrick Lynn, patriarch of the Lynn family, allowed his sons Brian and Anthony to plant vines on the the family’s Coonawarra property “Majella”

The vineyard prospered, more vines were planted and eventually a winery was built and Majella Wines as we now know it was established

George passed away in 1976 aged only 50, but in his memory we are proud to present this wine, the Majella “GPL68”, as a fine example of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon at its very best.

Rear label of the Majella GPL68

Majella wines recently celebrated their 25th year as winemakers and this wine was produced to celebrate the milestone. The grapes were sourced from the ‘house block’, which was planted in 1971.

As you probably guessed GPL is the initials of George Patrick Lynn. ’68’ signifies the year that the Lynn family first entered the wine industry.

Their are only 200 dozen of the Majella GPL68 which has spent 20 months in French oak.

Oz’s Ratings

Icon wdt_ID Rating Description
1 1 out of 5 Bug spray, good for cleaning or powering vehicles
2 2 out of 5 Acceptable at a pinch (must be extremely desperate)
3 2.5 out of 5 Drinkable, might improve with age or decanting, good for the last bottle of the night when there is nothing else available
4 3 out of 5 A good wine, may improve with time, a quaffer
5 3.5 out of 5 A very good wine, worth a try and probably a bit of patience if it is a young wine
6 4 out of 5 A great wine! Recommended by Oz
7 4.5 out of 5 A great wine, definitely one that Oz recommends!!
11 5 out of 5 Amazing, WoW. Highly recommended, please give me more!

Majella GPL68 Tasting Notes

Majella, Majella Wines
Oz’s Rating:    4 out of 5

Name:             Majella GPL68
Year:                2014
Region:           Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
Varietal:          Cabernet Sauvignon

Vivid deep ruby in appearance, the elegant medium-bodied nose has a combo of black current, cedar and eucalypt aromas. The complex palate is a bit dusty with bold developing tannins and a long finish.

Really liked this, though it is extremely young, which is probably why I found the palate a bit dusty. As it is not under cork, it is a different closure to stelvin as well, this wine has a very long maturation ahead of it.

Oz’s Wine Reviews

Check out my other posts from the the 2018 Majella Vintage Tasting for my tasting notes of the Majella The Malleea and Majella Cabernet Sauvignon

Photos from a great night

Wine Reviews

Cheers!

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