Hewitson Barrel 1853 Shiraz Mourvèdre 2019
A barrel selection of the best Shiraz and Old Garden Mourvèdre. Pretty, sweet damson plums are interlaced with subtle baking spices with an unexpected restraint on the palate that is appreciated and that matches cleverly to silky ripe tannins that offer support and a surprising finesse. I loved that I expected a massive blockbuster but there is a light touch here, savoury yet swanky, with equal measures of fruit, oak and power. The addition of Mourvèdre seals the deal, adding that something special to the blend.