Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ The Hewitson 2008 vintage is regarded as a landmark vintage.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
Rating 96 - James Halliday - Published on 11 Aug 2011, Australian Wine Companion
Good colour to a wine highlighting the synergy between old vine shiraz and mourvedre; the bouquet has an array of sultry black fruits which the palate builds on with its complex flavour, texture and structure all harmoniously interwoven; perfect line, length and balance; the 20-year cellaring suggestion on the label is conservative.
Winery Tasting Notes
The warmth in March drove colours and tannins to unprecedented levels while the flexibility endeared to us in the winery preserved fresh, ripe red and black forest berry fruits.
Our traditional winemaking practices saw exceptional extraction followed by 20 months maturation in new French barriques. The integration is superb.
The mature wine was racked from barrel and left to settle under natural gravitational forces, then bottled.
Hewitson 2008 Private Cellar Shiraz Mourvèdre has a cellaring potential of at least 20 years.