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Millbrook 2018 Regional Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre - named Best Wine $20 to $25 in Ray Jordan's Top 100 Reds of 2019

2018 regional grenache shiraz mourvèdre
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colour

Vibrant deep purple.

aroma

Lifted violets and red berry fruits with a touch of pepper and spice.

palate

Medium-bodied, vibrant and with soft silky tannins, this wine shows off the plush, red raspberry and floral nature of Grenache with the Shiraz and Mourvèdre adding peppery spice, plum and cherry notes. A sumptuous, moreish wine that persists on the palate.

cellaring

This vibrant red has the potential to age for 3 to 5 years from vintage.

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vintage

The dry, mild temperatures of the 2018 growing season provided ideal conditions across Western Australia for fruit to ripen fully whilst still retaining a beautiful aromatic profile and natural acidity. The majority of fruit for this wine was sourced from the Ferguson Valley in the Geographe Region and a small parcel of cool-climate Shiraz from the Great Southern Region was used to provide a spicy yet delicate edge to the final blend.

winemaking

Fruit was destemmed before being fermented on skins in small, open top fermenters with a select strain of yeast for six days and hand plunged twice daily after this time for gentle extraction of tannins. The individual parcels of wine were then pressed to seasoned French oak puncheons for four months, before being blended and lightly filtered prior to bottling in September 2018.

regions

Geographe 

Great Southern

varieties

Grenache 

Shiraz 

Mourvèdre 

analysis

  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.30
  • Acidity (TA): 6.4 g/L

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geographe & wa alternative varieties wine show 2018

best geographe red blend

australian small winemakers show 2018

wine show of western australia 2018

decanter world wine awards 2019

ray jordan's top 100 reds

the west australian, 18 july 2019

Best wine: $20 to $25

A highly decorated blend from Geographe. Floral red fruit notes on the nose that burst forth with generous flavours on the palate. Seasoned oak only here, which promotes the full impact of the fruit. Outstanding wine.

94 Points 94

james suckling, jamessuckling.comtop 100 reds

biggest australian wine tasting ever, june 2019

Beautiful grenache aromas and flavours coming through in this blended red with ripe strawberries and fresh-rose undertones. Some orange peel, too. Full body, round and flavorful.

92 Points 92

ned goodwin, halliday wine companion 2020

Grenache can boast compelling energy way out west: less jubey and plush than those from SA; more compact and tense. This said, there is still the generosity of musk stick, cherry bonbon and orange peel warmth beaming off a ferrous core, the genetics of mourvedre. 

91 Points 91