2005 Massena "Moonlight Run" G-S-M Barossa Valley South Australia

SKU #1032453

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Vibrant, perfumed aromas of cherry and raspberry liqueur underscored by cracked pepper and dried floral notes. Deeply concentrated, almost medicinal cherry and dark berry flavors gain sweetness with air, with chewy but harmonious tannins emerging. Finishes spicy and energetic, with excellent clarity and persistence." 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Moonlight Run is a blend of 53% Grenache, 29% Shiraz, 10% Mourvedre, and 8% Cinsault sourced from vines ranging in age from 85-150 years. Yields were less than 1 ton per acre. Dark ruby-colored, the wine offers a fragrant perfume of mocha, coffee, black cherry, and black raspberry which leaps from the glass. Velvety on the palate, it has gobs of flavor, terrific concentration, and superior length in its hedonistic personality." (10/07)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

Australia

- While it is true that the greatest strides in Australian winemaking have come in the last 30 years or so, commercial viticulture began as early as the 1820s and has developed uninterrupted ever since. The majority of the great Region are in the southeastern area of the continent, with the Barossa Valley, Claire Valley, McLaren Vale, and Coonawarra in South Australia, the Yarra Yarra Velley and Pyrenees in Victoria and the Upper and Lower Hunter Valleys in New South Wales. Many of the wines from Southeastern Australia are based on Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon and various blends including Grenache and Mourvedre. In Western Australia, along the Margaret River, great strides are being made with Pinot Noir as well as Bordeaux-styled reds. There are also many world-class releases of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling from the land Down Under. While many equate Aussie wines with "value", there are more than a few extremely rare and pricey options, which never fail to earn the highest ratings from wine publications and critics throughout the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from Australia.
Sub-Region:

South Australia

Specific Appellation:

Barossa Valley