The Mystery Story
Mystery
Why's this wine for you?

Welcome to the $250 RRP Mystery deal du jour. A special saving on a very special wine. Planted in the years just before the start of World War 1, this High Eden valley dress-circle Kroehn vineyard is home to some of Australia's most prized Shiraz fruit. It's a special block; the altitude, aspect and slope key, with the quartzite laden soils providing the nutrients and lifeblood for decadent and reverential wines.

Some of Australia's biggest names (including the BIGGEST) have sourced fruit from this vineyard. Grange, Rockford. The works. Today, it's the turn of our Mystery producer. A skilled artisan, known across the globe for being a fearsome and proud winemaker, with a reputation to boot, and a trophy cabinet heaving with bling. At $250 a bottle, it's also got the icon price tag down pat.

Yet, at The Wine Collective, from time to time we bag ourselves a special deal. The winery in question asks for some help, and we oblige, sharpening the price and making this whole Mystery caper worthwhile. Everyone wins and a good deal is to be had. But this offer goes beyond that. It's not just an everyday 'deal', where the price is just a little bit cheaper than the rest of the market. It's a SIGNIFICANT price drop.

This is a special one. Not only is it a regular high-scorer (98 Points last vintage from none other than James Halliday) but it's also got legs. Decades in the cellar ahead of it. If you're after a Barossa showstopper to impress friends and family, look no further.

RRP: $250.00
$149.99
(12 or more)
$150.99 per bottle


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The Brief
Alcohol
14.5%
Net Volume
750ml
Vintage
2018
Cellar to
2036
How's it taste?
Aromatic plums all, cola nut, intense blackberry and freshly crumpled bay leaf. A musk and cinnamon bouquet andheightened notes of cognac from finely integrated oak regime. Deep, voluminous and mouth-coating; pristine red berry flavours wrapped in an invisible veneer of oak spice andpowdery fruit and oak tannins. Acidity rings out from the front palate’s first play, which is gracefully wrapped by those fine tannins at palate’s end.
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
Expert Review
96 Points
International Wine Challenge
Trophy Wine Of The YearBest Shiraz of Show
Expert Review
Expert Review
95 Points
Huon Hooke - The Real Review
Expert Review
Expert Review
95 Points
Ralph Kyte-Powell - The Real Review
Impenetrable blackish-purple in colour, this is a very concentrated drop. It smells a bit soupy and broad at first, but there's no doubting the quality of the essency fruit it expresses as it emerges with air. Berry jam, pepper, exotic spice and cedary aromas are ripe and attractive, and although it's had plenty of oak input, that intense fruit has swallowed it up readily. Smooth, plump and chocolatey, it tracks very long and seamlessly in the mouth through a layered, firm tannin backbone.
Expert Review
Expert Review
93 Points
James Suckling
A very complex, intensely spicy nose with dried cassia, toasty oak, clove, pepper, blackberry, dark-plum paste, dark chocolate and camphor. The palate has smooth, easygoing tannins and a plush delivery of ripe red and dark-plum flavors.
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