mungo park

Introduction

Mungo Park was an 18th century Scotsman who explored the land, Nigeria, in West Africa. Mungo Park comes from our single vineyard series that owes its existence to the many great blocks of old vine Shiraz that have remained since the early settlers arrived. The vines are 80 year old gnarled Shiraz. The Mungo Park vineyard is found in one of the coolest climate sections of the Northern Barossa Valley – the Moppa.

The Winemaking

Mungo Park is a single vineyard wine sourced from the famed Northern Barossa Valley sub region – the Moppa and near the Kalimna Vineyard, which is the mother vineyard of “Grange”. The vines themselves are 80-year-old gnarled Shiraz and they are cropped using green harvesting at one and a half tonnes to two tonnes to the acre. Grapes were hand picked at dawn and receives fermentation like our top wines, Exile and E?migre?, which is conducted in small vats, followed by malolactic fermentation and ageing in 100% new French oak barrels.

Tasting Notes

A highly concentrated and complex Shiraz with great natural fruit presence showing blackberry, mulberry, dark chocolate, plums, olives, earth and a touch of French oak. A full rich palate follows with concentrated flavours of super ripe blackberry, spicy plum, dark chocolate and mocha as well as an enticingly brilliant flavour of well-integrated oak. The juicy, dark, rounded tannins have a wonderful length and line which ensures the wine lingers for an extended period, leaving you with such a moreish quality.

Accolades

2012 Vintage - 2015 AWC Vienna - SILVER

2012 Vintage - 2015 China Wine & Spirit Awards, Best Value - DOUBLE GOLD

2011 Vintage - 2014 AWC Vienna - SILVER

2011 Vintage - 2014 China Wine & Spirit Awards - SILVER

2011 Vintage - Australian Wine Showcase Magazine, April 2014 Issue - 93 POINTS

2011 Vintage - 2014 CWSA - GOLD

2010 Vintage - 2013 AWC Vienna - GOLD

2010 Vintage - 2013 San Francisco International Wine Challenge - SILVER

2010 Vintage - 2013 China Wine Awards - GOLD

2010 Vintage - Wine Showcase Magazine Barossa Edition August 2013 - 95 POINTS

2010 Vintage - 2012 IWSC, London - SILVER

2010 Vintage - 2012 China Wine Awards - GOLD

2010 Vintage - 2012 New Zealand International Wine Competition - GOLD

2009 Vintage - WineState Magazine March/April 2012 - 4 1/2 STARS

2009 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 91 POINTS

2009 Vintage - IWSC 2011 - SILVER Medal

2006 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 91 POINTS

2005 Vintage - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate – 91 POINTS

Vintage Information

VarietiesSingle Vineyard Shiraz
Vintage2013
Alcohol14.5%

 


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