Spice Route Mourvèdre 2015

For some reason I’ve been staying away from the Spice Route wines in the hopes of blocking off some time to fully immerse and learn about the brand.

I’ve tried a few of their wine here and there. But when a winemaker recommends this from Vino Pronto's shelves, you buy it...and try it.

The Wine:

Black cherry, mulberry, strawberry, meaty barnyard, tobacco, cardamom and black pepper on the nose. And violets. I was surprised by how juicy this was, far more delicate than I’d expected. The medium finish reveals some baking spices (nutmeg and cardamom). Powdery tannins.

Vini + Viti:

Unirrigated bushvines, hand harvested at 25.1 Balling, destalked and crushed in open concrete fermenters, pressed and transferred to seasoned French and American barrels for malolactic conversion and a further 14 months.


Balance (1) + Length (½) + Intensity (½) + Complexity (1)  = A good wine 

Drink now, but potential for much further ageing.

Final Thoughts:

Tasted on a Fruit Day and Root Day according to the SH Biodynamic Calendar. I usually write these sparse notes over two days because I’m rubbish at tasting, so it takes me a while to write these notes.

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