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Maverick Twins Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

The 'Twins' refers to the two certified organic vineyards the fruit comes from. One is in the warmer Barossa Valley, the other in the cooler Eden Valley, so they are by no means identical. It's a triple blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre, a common blend of the Southern Rhone in France, and it's an opulent little number with lots of dark fruits and spice with a touch of earthy savouriness. The palate is rich and supple with abundent dark fruits at it's centre and a luscious finish. Crack one open and serve with a plate of your favourite deli-meats.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Bright and opulent, deep garnet/ruby red with purple hues.

Bouquet: The wine exudes class with a Northern Rhone-like essence, with blackfruits, spice, chocolates and freshly turned earth.

Palate: Layered with dark fruits, richly textured and supple tannin structure, an elegant style that builds complexity as it is exposed to air. A lengthy palate with a core dark fruit that gives the poise and elegance.

Food: Grilled and smoked meats, game, cassoulet or pasta.

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Maverick Twins Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Exceptional colour; the twins are the Greenock Rise and Trial Hill Vineyards, the source of the grenache; the wine has stunning drive and vigour, characters rarely encountered with this blend. The dark plum and black cherry flavours have a twist of licorice and spicy tannins to close. Exceptional value.
2025
Wine Companion Aug/Sept
95
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
A long, bright and spicy red blend whose floral and faintly meaty fragrance of violets, dark plums, cassis, blueberries and raspberries is backed by a hint of fennel, clove and cinnamon. It's smooth and juicy, with a forward, marginally raisined palate whose bright fruit is underpinned by fine tannins, finishing with length and freshness.
2015-2018+
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
2016
Australian Wine Companion 2012
93
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
2011-2014+
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Very attractive, with fragrant red fruits and spices on both bouquet and palate; notwithstanding the alcohol, has freshness and good acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Fragrant spicy, juicy berry aromas and flavours; attractive, but without the authority of the Greenock Rise.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
91

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