94 Points Robert Parker
Deep garnet colored, the 2005 The Gask shows off lovely menthol and warm red fruit and kirsch aromas fused with eucalyptus, spices, some dried sage and anise. Full, rich and voluptuous, it gives tons of vibrant fruit flavor and is structured with firm levels of grainy tannins, very crisp acid and a long, fresh finish. Drink it now to 2020+.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. February, 2013
90 Points James Halliday
Supple, spicy, juicy berry style; light- to medium-bodied, and easy going. Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre. Drink to 2012.
Source: James Halliday. November, 2006
"This wine marks the first appearance of the words ‘Eden Valley’ on a Torbreck label. The Gask is sourced from a single plot of Shiraz nestled into the eastern slope of Mt. McKenzie that is painstakingly nurtured by the Knight family. Planted in 1960 this elevated site yields small, intense berries that possess great intensity of flavour without sacrificing balance & poise. These berries give the wine an ‘ink-like’ hue whilst the nose serves up notes of smoke, graphite, crushed rocks and blackberry liqueur. It’s quite a heroic wine in style yet retains the cooler edge and tighter structure that the great wines made from this region are famed." David Powell, Torbreck