SAMUEL'S GORGE MOURVEDRE 2015
Nose: Scent of blackberries, wild violets and plum is ambrosial. Coiled with notes of smoky spice and Szechuan pepper that are typical of this variety, it exudes both power and finesse. A gently guiding hand in the winery gives rise to a truly beautiful wine.
Palate: Its full bodied, and the palate has real weight and intensity. It fills the mouth first with dark raspberries, then dark plums, then spices, hints of spicy pepper, leather, chocolate, and much more
Food Pairing: Serve alongside slow-braised lamb neck with labneh and pomegranate or take inspiration from renowned chef Lennox Hastie and pair with NT barramundi cooked over coals, black bean and karkalla.
About the wine: This Mourvedre is dominant early, but will settle into the wine with time, which is perfect for what this dense wine needs. Its closed and tight with real structure, some firm but ripe tannins, for a very long and firm finish.
Country: McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape Variety: Mourvedre