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McLaren Vale

2019 Mystery McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz Mataro Deal No. 54

Wonderfully ripe and fragrant, it's immediately appealing on the nose showing Black Doris plum, sweet cherry, vanilla, thyme and almond characters, followed by a succulent palate offering plush texture and silky tannins. Beautifully balanced and harmonious with loads of delectable flavours. Read more
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95 POINTS
Sam Kim - Wine Orbit

Wonderfully ripe and fragrant, it's immediately appealing on the nose showing Black Doris plum, sweet cherry, vanilla, thyme and almond characters, followed by a succulent palate offering plush texture and silky tannins. Beautifully balanced and harmonious with loads of delectable flavours.

Expert Review
93 POINTS
Ken Gargett - WinePilot.com

The classic Rhône blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre, done McLaren Vale style. The name comes from the idea that in times gone by, twigs from the Hazel tree were used to protect one from evil and also water divination. A switch is a bundle of such twigs, and here we have the bundle of grapes – I’ve heard worse justifications for a name. The grapes are from two parcels of Grenache, four of Shiraz and a single parcel of Mourvèdre, from around McLaren Vale, all contributing different aspects to the final wine. Crushed to open fermenters, hand plunged thrice daily and then fermented on skins for ten days. Pressed to oak, 10% new French, for a year. In terms of the Haselgrove GSM blends, this is a step-up. There are spicy notes, but it is the black cherries, blackberries, chocolate, cocoa powder and coffee grinds that stand out. Good acidity here, this is a seriously moreish wine with good length and fine balance.

Wine Collective Tasting Panel
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93 POINTS
The Wine Collective - Tasting Panel

Nice nose, Well blended wine, great fruit presence and nice tannins.

Internal Review
93 POINTS
The Wine Collective - Tasting Panel

Aromas of mouse, cherry, plum, aniseed, tobacco. Palate is spicy, notes of dried fruit, leather, tobacco.

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Tasting Notes

Powerful aromas of summer berries, black cherry and inviting Christmas cake spice. The palate is bursting with luscious red berry flavours that are enhanced by assertive, youthful tannins.

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Winemakers Note

Winemaking:
Crushed to Open fermenters with hand plunging 3 times daily. Fermented on skins for 10 days then pressed directly to 10% new French oak and the balance to seasoned French oak. All parcels of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre are kept separate until the final blend.

Oak:
12 months in 10% new French Oak.

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