Saturday, March 26, 2016

MSV 2012 Greenock Shiraz

It has been a couple of years since I took a long at the bold reds produced Murray Street Vineyards in the Barossa Valley - and I was most impressed by the power and concentration. This single vineyard shiraz was the stand-out for me; coming from one of the prime sub-regions. The vines are largely dry grown, resulting in fruit that has great complexity and depth. Everything about the wine says quality; including the ultra-heavy bottle. This has spent 18 months in new and older French oak, but the quality fruit is still the star of the show, along with red soil elements, spice and minty notes. Powerful but extremely well balanced. $55. 

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