2021 MMAD Vineyard Shiraz
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2021 MMAD Vineyard Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$74. 99
$899.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

MMAD Vineyard takes its name from the first initials of owners Martin Shaw, Adam Wadewitz, Michael Hill Smith and David LeMire. From vines planted in 1939. Dense inky black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Elevated blackberry, liquorice and blueberry scents combine with hints of clove, earth, discreet vanillin cedar and pepper. Rich yet very refined, the lush medium bodied palate sports a delicious combination of blackberry, liquorice and dark plum fruits which have a silken feel over notions of blueberry, clove, earth, spicy vanillin cedar and peppered dried meats. Velvety yet sculptured tannin framework. Understated in its power it concludes long, supple and finessed.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews....

These are really smart wines, these Mmad wines. The 2021 Shiraz is elegant, fine and spicy, with a core of pure fruit. This is beautiful, very fine. It has notes of raspberry coulis, brine, restraint and blood, with density but lightness. There is also pastrami and pink peppercorn. Blewitt Springs strikes again. Drink 2022 - 2032.
94 Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (September 2022)

The oldest shiraz vines on the MMAD vineyard were planted in 1941.
This is as gorgeous as the come. It’s loaded with pepper, violets, blue- and black-berries, stalks and dark chocolate. It presents as one and it presents as many. The flush of flavour, the almost-aniseed aspect, the finesse and the form; everything pulls in the one direction here. Spicy, fruity, stalky and more. It’s kind of take a bow time, for the vineyard, the sub-region and the team involved. Drink 2024 - 2033+
95 Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front (August 2022)

Deep, bright colour; a wine of tremendous presence, the whole bunch component 15-20%, 15 days on skins, 33% in concrete vessels, the balance in stainless steel and used oak. A magical combination of techniques to produce blackberry, licorice and dark chocolate flavours, the tannins almost silky.
97 Points
James Halliday - The Weekend Australian

An abundance of overgrown blackberries, mulberry and dark chocolate. Crushed cocoa nibs, vanilla bean and cinnamon make for an intoxicating aroma. It’s all here, all the reasons we adore Shiraz. Fruit for days, generosity, fine acidity and a smoother than silk finish. The line and length of the wine tell a tale of sophisticated Shiraz handling, that will age for many years to come. A total delight of a wine that would not disappoint even the snobbiest Shiraz drinker. Drink with an excellent beef wellington or Sunday pot roast.
98 points
Shanteh Wale – WinePilot.com