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Ken Gargett, Spitbucket.com
Old Garden Mourvèdre 2010
Rating: 93 points
If you want old vines, they do not come much older than this. The oldest mourvedre vines on the planet, planted in 1853. Obviously, single vineyard, this wine spent 20 months in new French barriques.
This was quite tight when opened it. When I looked at it 24 hours later, it certainly had opened up and looked a much better wine. So decanting is advised, at the very least. Supple and intense, lots of chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. Also black fruits and licorice, black jellybeans. Has a creamy texture and very fine tannins. Very impressive.