Margan Breaking Ground Shiraz Mourvedre 2015

Part of the “Breaking Ground” series from the reliable Margan Wines, celebrating pioneering wine styles in the Hunter. The only blend if its type from the Hunter Valley, the two varieties are inter-planted in the Saxonvale vineyard.

Margan, Breaking Ground, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Hunter Valley, 2015

Licorice bullets, damson plums, spiced cedary and choc nut oak, molasses, warn mown grass clumps, gun smoke and rose petals. Make no mistake, even though the alcohol is high and the youthful oak present: the talented hand of Andrew Margan ensures this maintains a lightness in it’s step and a structure that never falls to obtuseness or being a dullard. Acid is bright, tannins are fine (almost gritty) and whisps of spirit alcohol reminding of the strength. A wine  that never loses sight of the intent. It’s bold, spicy and bloody delicious.

RRP: $40
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 17.5/20

Wine sample courtesy of Margan Family Wines

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