1 review for ‘The Moocher’ Mourvèdre 2018

  1. Gavin Sutherland

    The only mooching that this wine offered was the old man in my wine cellar looking for bottle number 2 after we demolished this – gone in 60 seconds came to mind 😉

    Beautiful flavours of plum, jam, violet, raspberries with notes of tobacco, leather & vanilla too. Some pepper spice and I would say medium + tannins. The second bottle was decanted faster than a speeding bullet and poured into the old man’s glass just as fast.

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Vintage 2018
Region MCLAREN VALE
Winemaker's Notes The rows of the Church vineyard are hemmed in by a creek at one end and an enormous old gum at the other. In years like 2018 this can mean one end is dipping its toes in the water while the other is getting fairly thirsty. I think the range of flavours we see rolling about this wine is, at least in part, due to this variation along each row. Rich fruit but still crisp and with tremendous structure.
Drink 1-6 years
Bouquet Cherry wood, char and plum jam, a lick of toffee apple too, giving a salivating freshness.
Palate Opulent, it luxuriates on the palate, seeming in no particular hurry to be anywhere else. The creamy wave of plush fresh fruit foams out into a pleasantly drying leather and tobacco finish.
Food Match Pan fried maple and apple pork chops, or a roast beetroot and butternut pumpkin salad with tahini.
Analysis ta: 6.1 g/l | ph: 3.54 | alc: 14.9% | RS: 2.5 g/l