Hewitson BARREL 1853 Shiraz Mourvèdre 2020


This is something that is truly unique. The team have taken the best barrel from their monopole Shiraz and the best barrel from their Old Garden Mourvèdre, with the selection made after twenty months of maturation, and blended them. So, grapes which can trace their heritage back to 1853. Deep maroon hue, the nose is intense but suggests both finesse and integrity. Blackberries, chocolate, rose petals, truffles, animal skins – we already have considerable complexity evident. The texture is seamless and seductive with firm but fine tannins. I’d say it has twenty years ahead of it but I suspect that well cellared bottles have considerably more. A stunning red.