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2016 The Musician
Once again an exceptional wine at the price: vibrant, unmistakably Coonawarra to smell and taste, bursting with flavours of blackcurrant, mulberry and herbs, and fine, elegant and juicy in the mouth.
The wine is quite low in oak, with just a smidge of vanillin showing faintly on the mid palate, but otherwise the brambly, blackcurrant flavours demand all the attention.
Fine silky tannins integrate with the fruit and minimal oak treatment to produce an approachable well rounded wine with an extended length. Quite a complex wine!
Drink now, but it should age beautifully for 3 - 5 years
Winemaker: Bruce Gregory and Michael Marcus
"Great buying. Beautifully presented." Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au
"When it comes to affordable reds for everyday drinking it's hard to go past this delicious blend" Winsor Dobbin, Launceston Examiner
"The wine delivers Coonawarra’s deep, ripe, berry flavours, medium body and elegant structure, without the overlay of oak or other winemaker inputs seen in wines made for cellaring." Chris Shanahan, www.chrisshanahan.com
"If you like clasically minty Coonawarra reds you'll enjoy this." Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age
|Variety:||Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Shiraz (30%)|
|Region:||Coonawarra, South Australia|
Since it's first release in 2004, The musician has done incredibly well on the show circuit, with 13 Trophies, 38 gold, 26 silver and 46 bronze medals to date.
Majella “The Musician” 2016
This Classic Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz was produced by Majella Wines.
The Musician blend since it’s first release in 2004, has won 13 trophies and 105 medals to date.
The Musician is made as a light and elegant dry red. Fermentation was in both stainless steel tanks and oak barrels then aged for a further six months for minimal oak contact. It was then blended and bottled as a young red to retain freshness.
The growing season was drier than average, and careful irrigation to
optimise flavour development worked very well. Harvest was two weeks early, the result of a warmer than average October which advanced the whole season. There was a cooler finish with mild ripening conditions.
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz have full palate richness whilst being medium bodied with fine tannins and excellent colour. Whites have good natural acidities this year, and show a lot of freshness and tang, with fine fruit flavours.
Another very good vintage in a run of good vintages since 2012.
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz
The colour is vibrant deep ruby red with a crimson hue. The wine is
seductive, smooth and fruit driven with luscious plums, boysenberries,
blackcurrant with hints of mint and eucalyptus, supported by soft tannins that give excellent balance.
|Cellaring:||The Musician is made to enjoy now or cellar for up to 5 years.|
Our pours are 30ml: x 3 = 1 standard drink = 100ml @ 13% alcohol.
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Download The Musician Tasting Note 377.7 kb pdf