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2007 Hewitson Mourvedre Old Garden Barossa Valley
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2009

($50) Deep ruby. Vivid aromas of raspberry, cherry-cola, fresh rose, incense and minerals. Lively, finely etched red berry flavors are reminiscent of New World, warm-climate pinot, with candied floral and mineral notes adding complexity. Sweet and seamless on the finish, which strongly echoes the raspberry and floral notes. There's no way that I'd have guessed this to be mourvedre. These vines were reportedly planted in 1853. (The Australian Premium Wine Collection, www.tapwc.com.au)

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Mourvedre

A sparsely planted variety found predominantly in the southern Rhone, Provence, and elsewhere near the Mediterranean coast, Mourvedre is best known for its place in powerful game and earth-scented reds. One is mostly likely to encounter the grape in wines from the southern Rhone. Here, Mourvedre takes its place blended with...
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