The Musician Cabernet/Shiraz, Coonawarra
An exceptional wine at the price: vibrant, unmistakably Coonawarra to smell and taste, bursting with flavours of blackcurrant, mulberry and herbs, and fine, elegant and juicy in the mouth. The wine is quite low in oak, with just a smidge of vanillin showing faintly on the mid palate, but otherwise the brambly, blackcurrant flavours demand all the attention. Fine silky tannins integrate with the fruit and minimal oak treatment to produce an approachable well rounded wine with an extended length.
- Colour: Red
- Grapes: Syrah(Shiraz), Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage: 2010
- Closure: screwcap
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Other info: Majella Wines are regarded as one of the best producers of premium Australian wine! Based in the famous Coonawarra wine region in South Australia they have won well over 660 awards both in Australia and the rest of the world. These awards have included many prestigious trophies which have only enhanced Majella’s standing in the Australian wine industry.The Lynn family have been residents of the Penola area of Coonawarra for four generations and have progressed from being store-keepers to grazers and on to grape growers. Since 1968, the Lynn family have built up one the finest vineyards on one of the most revered 'strips of dirt' in the wine world. The famous 'terra rossa' soils provide a home to 150 acres of vines planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot and Riesling but the growth to this size has not always been easy. Originally, the grapes were sold under contract to Hardy's and this deal provided the Lynn family with the stability to build the plantings up to 70 acres. However, just as the vines were maturing, the deal fell through and times were tough. It's hard to imagine that in some years up to 30 tonnes of red grapes were left on the vine to rot - such was the poor demand in those days. In 1980, a new deal was formed with Wynn's and this enabled planting to be increased to the present level of 150 acres. In 1991, the Lynn's finally succumbed to pressure and commercially bottled their own wine for the first time - 600 cases of Shiraz. The first release of Cabernet followed in 1994 and since then there has been no looking back.
- Winery website: www.majellawines.com.au
£14.50or £13.78 when purchasing any 12 mixed bottles.