Hewitson "Private Cellar" Shiraz, Mourvedre Magnum 1500ml 2008 ~ Barossa Valley, South Australia
96/100 James Halliday
96/100 Nick Stock, The Good Wine Guide ~ 'Best Blend in Australia'
Silver ~ International Wine Challenge 2009
Commended ~ International Wine Challenge 2010
"The Worlds Oldest Mourvèdre Vines" The Wine Detective
These wines have impeccable provenance having been stored in temperature-controlled bonded wine storage from release.
Nick Stock, The Good Wine Guide ~ 'Best Blend in Australia' ~ "This 2008 Private Cellar release is a shiraz-mourvèdre blend with immense poise and grace, fusing two varieties together with seamless stitching. With smells of blue plum and blackberry, really ripe and nicely spiced-up in the winery, the oak's well matched. The palate's supple and even, with a strong, ripe sweet-fruit presence that's underscored by evenly placed savoury tannin structure. The palate traces a long line through the finish; really impressive line and length here. Nicely bowled, Mr Hewitson!"
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion ".....texture and structure all harmoniously interwoven; perfect line, length and balance; the 20-year cellaring suggestion on the label is conservative......Good colour to a wine highlighting the synergy between old vine Shiraz and Mourvedre; the bouquet has an array of sultry black fruits which the palate builds on with its complex flavour..."
Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective ~ 'Hewitson Breeding the Worlds Oldest Mourvèdre' ~ "Hewitson has steadily amassed an enviable portfolio of old (nineteenth century) vine material under his eponymous label......the beautiful texture of his wines, which I’d summarise as iron first in velvet glove. The fruit and lees are the velvet. Minerality and tannin are the fist which deliver a long, linear, extended finish."