2011 Hewitson "Baby Bush" Mourvèdre Barossa Valley South Australia
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium to deep garnet colored with a hint of purple, the 2011 Baby Bush Mourvedre is scented of ripe blackberries and plums with underlying suggestions of loam, tar, black pepper and chargrilled meat. Medium-bodied, it gives a good amount of muscular fruit framed by crisp acid and a medium level of chewy, slightly astringent tannins, finishing long with a faint herbal lift. Drinking well now, it should keep to 2016.
Picked from vines that were propogated from Dean's original Old Garden vineyard of Mourvedre planted in 1853. A beautiful expression of this illusive grape varietal. A must try for Mourvedre lovers!