REVIEW - The Sinner Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz 2013
Reviewed in James Halliday’s Wine Magazine Oct 2016 edition
Rating: 91 Points & Special Value
Drink By: 2020
Date Tasted: 19 Jul 2016
James Halliday - Published on 26 Sep 2016
From 65-110yo grenache, shiraz and mourvedre vines in five districts (parishes) of the Barossa Valley, cool-fermented separately, 7-10 days on skins, blended in tank where it undergoes mlf, bottled unfined and unfiltered. Old vines impart so much flavour there was no need of oak per se, but avoiding reduction requires some skill. That achieved, it still has to avoid confection, and this, too, is nowhere to be seen. Red fruits are the order of the day, trimmed by a satin ribbon of black notes.