Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvèdre 2020

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Super value here with what is a strongly varietal Mourvèdre and you will struggle to find a better example than this under $50. It’s a robust, big red but never loses its shape or intensity. It opens with layers of ripe, rich fruits; mulberry, blackberry and new leather plus old oak in the background. The palate then takes it up a couple of notches with Mourvèdre’s more savoury personality coming through thanks to earthy, rustic tones underpinned by sweet, dark Barossan fruits. Concentration is good although the length is better with firm but manicured tannins also providing some very good aging potential. Put it away for a couple of years to let Mourvèdre’s more feral side come to the party.

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