Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ The 2009 Private Cellar is a selection of our finest cuveé of Shiraz and Mourvèdre from the Barossa Valley. The 2009 ripening period saw hot and dry conditions early that yielded to warm sunny days later in the season. These conditions are perfect for old vines producing grapes for full-bodied red wines.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Rating 97 - James Halliday - Published on 17 Jul 2012, Australian Wine Companion
Light, clear crimson; given the medium-bodied weight of the wine, the intensity and length of the wine is prodigious; unlike the '08, red fruits are the main theme, rather than black, on the aromatic bouquet and through the palate. Made from very old vines, and comes with a 20-year cellaring guarantee; French oak and fine tannins complete the story of its ultra-limited production.
Winery Tasting Notes
Our traditional winemaking practices saw exceptional extraction followed by 24 months maturation in new French barriques. The integration is superb. The resultant wine has terrific balance and structure. There is real power yet elegance. This is the paradox that best describes great wine.
Hewitson 2009 Private Cellar Shiraz Mourvèdre has a cellaring potential of at least 20 years.