2007 Hewitson "Old Garden" Mourvèdre Barossa Valley South Australia
93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Sep/Oct 09: "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." 92 points Robert Parker: "The 2007 Mourvedre Old Garden was sourced from a vineyard originally planted in 1853. Dark ruby-colored, it displays a perfume of damp earth, underbrush, smoke, mocha, and blueberry. Smooth-textured, layered, and potentially complex, this balanced, structured wine will evolve for several years and offer a drinking window extending from 2012 to 2022."