Margan Breaking Ground Shiraz Mourvedre 2016

Part of the “Breaking Ground” range from Margan Wines in their new livery. The only blend of its type from the Hunter Valley, these two varieties are inter-planted in the Saxonvale vineyard, located in the Broke Fordwich sub region.

Margan, Breaking Ground, Shiraz, Mourvedre, Hunter Valley, 2016

A little more understated than the 2015. Still with a licorice undertone, strap leather, blueberry, blue stone, thyme and a meatiness to give a savoury edge.The mourvedre provides the herbal and spicy lift, emphasising the complexity. Slides along with a slight waxy, yet gravelly texture and ripe (not hot) fruit, despite the stated ABV: This speaks to the experience of Andrew Margan to know his fruit. Elegance, structure, layered.

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

Wine sample courtesy of Margan Family Wines

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