The Colonial Estate Mungo Park Shiraz 2005, Barossa Valley

2013-04-23 22.03.22

Back when The Colonial Estate was still part of Jonathan Maltus’ grand plan to break into the market Down Under, the Mungo Park shiraz was one of thee single vineyard wines released, produced from 80-100 year old vines. Back then, this retailed for $80, but recent incarnations can be gotten online direct for $20. Naturally, don’t expect the full works with brand new French oak barrel maturation in the 2010 version. Intense ruby colour, fragrance of black soil, blackcurrant cordial and black cherry jam. The 15.5% alc isn’t shy either. Dry, full-bodied wine, high acidity, with very fine powdery tannins which are starting to resolve. Intense rich flavours of black cherry and blackcurrants, with a tinge of savoury sweet borvil. A twist at the end with a surprisingly soft finish. Enjoyable now, drink – 2020. 91/100.

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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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