Hewitson Barrel 1853 Shiraz Mourvèdre 2021


The Hewitson Barrel 1853 Shiraz Mourvèdre is a rare and unique wine, blended from the best barrel each of the Monopole Shiraz and Old Garden Mourvèdre exclusively from 1853 vine age provenance. The 2021 vintage is fragrantly abundant with redcurrant, blackberry, and jubey raspberry aromas layered over milk chocolate, cedar and vanilla of new and seasoned French barriques, and hints of leather and spice. The texture is creamy and smooth but there’s balance in the acidity to freshen, with silky tannins that run alongside the berried fruit concentration. SM without the G, this wine is a study in structure, elegance, fruit power and longevity with that velvety middle palate that Dean Hewitson is such a master of. The Barrel 1853 is modern exemplar of wine that will drink impeccably tonight or still be developing contentedly in twenty years.