Mungo Park Single Vineyard Old Vine Shiraz 2016

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Introduction

Mungo Park was an 18th century Scotsman who explored the land in Nigeria, 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.

Tasting Notes

Dark and red to maroon centre with opaque purple and red flashes on the edge. A highly aromatic and complex Shiraz with great natural fruit presence showing blackberry, mulberry, dark chocolate, plums, olives, earth and a touch of acid as well as oak. The palate has concentrated flavours of ripe blackberry, spicy plum, dark chocolate and pepper with some obvious natural fruit acidity. The juicy, dark tannins have a wonderful length and line, which ensures the wine lingers for an extended period whilst the oak stands in place perfectly and allows the natural fruit acid and notes of pepper to give additional length. The wine is best left to breathe for an hour or two prior to consuming if drinking in the next 2-3 years. This will allow the wine to open up as it will be tightly wound up before age allows it to show its true beauty.

Winemaking

Mungo Park is a single vineyard wine sourced from the famed sub region of Northern Barossa Valley – the Moppa, near the Kalimna Vineyard, which is the mother vineyard of “Grange”. The vines themselves are up to 80 years old and are cropped, using green harvesting, at less than 3.5 tonne to the acre. Grapes were hand picked at dawn and received fermentation, like our top wines Exile and Émigré, which is conducted in small open top fermenters, followed by malolactic fermentation and ageing in 100 per cent new French oak barrels.

Accolades

2016 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2018 - 94 POINTS
2016 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine 2018 - GOLD Medal
2016 Vintage CWSA 2018 Best Value- GOLD Medal
2013 Vintage CWSA 2016 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2013 Vintage Concours Mondial de Bruxelles - GOLD Medal
2012 Vintage CWSA 2015 Best Value - DOUBLE GOLD
2011 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, New Release Tasting April 2014 - 93 POINTS
2011 Vintage CWSA 2014 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage AWC Vienna 2013 - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine, Barossa Edition August 2013 - 95 POINTS
2010 Vintage Wine Showcase Magazine New release Tasting, October 2012 - 95 POINTS
2010 Vintage CWSA 2013 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage CWSA 2012 Best Value - GOLD Medal
2010 Vintage New Zealand International Wine Competition 2012 - GOLD Medal
2009 Vintage Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, February 2012 - 91 POINTS
2006 Vintage Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 91 POINTS
2005 Vintage Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate - 91 POINTS