Monday, 27 May 2013

Mayhem & Co. 'Small Berries" Shiraz 2012

This wine comes from a small plot of Shiraz in the Blewitt Springs district of McLaren Vale. The old vines are tended biodynamically by the same brother who planted them about 45 years ago. On the website this wine is called the Small Berries Shiraz but it doesn't say anything about small berries on the label that I have in front of me.

Mayhem & Co. 'Small Berries" Shiraz 2012

This wine has been carefully contructed in a hands off sort of manner. As such once open it takes a long while to show anything. To begin with it is unyielding and withdrawn with hints of savoury plums, dark chocolate and Asian spice. As the wine spend time in the decanter the length opens up with the bredth starting to coats the most far reaching edges of my tongue. On the 5 day this looked beautiful in an elegant and thoughtful style of Shiraz far removed from your normal Australian Shiraz. I think some people would have named this a Syrah but that doesn't take away from the fact that this is a brilliant bottle of booze.

Alcohol: 13.8%
Price: $42
Rated: 92+
Drink: 2020 - 2032

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