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10 August 2006

Jamie Goode's Wine Blog: Yalumba's Hand-Picked MGS 2004

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Yalumba's Hand Picked Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 

"I opened something that works for me - Yalumba's Hand-Picked Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2004 Barossa. You know, Mourvedre and Grenache may be the Barossa's two best grape varieties. This wine doesn't knock your block off, but instead charms with elegant ripe, sweetly spiced red fruits."

"....There's something of the southern Rhone about it. It seems absurd to liken Grenache to Pinot Noir, but I really think - as Dave Powell of Torbreck suggested to me - that Grenache is the Pinot Noir of the south. Mourvedre adds to the pepperiness and sweet fruit of Grenache a lovely spiciness and savouriness. And I reckon the Shiraz fills in the gaps. This is quite a convincing wine, albeit at a price (around £18 retail). A wine that I'd love to try in a decade."

Jamie Goode, Jamie Goode's Wine Blog - The Wine Anorak, 10 August 2006 (UK)


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