Saturday, March 27, 2010


- Langhorne Creek, SA
- $24
- Screwcap
- 14.5%alc

At their Langhorne Creek home regional stalwarts Bremerton offer a range of cellar door only, special release wines. One of these wines is a single varietal release of the at times rustic and meaty red Rhone variety; mourvedre.

The 2008 Bremerton is a decidedly fruity, ultra-ripe, dark and plummy mourvedre, with mulberry aromas backed by a regional influence of eucalyptus and rich chocolate oak. It's very soft for the style, with an almost fluffy, yet faintly essence-like and dark fruited expression of generously flavoured cassis, violet and sour plum fruits which end with an exaggerated presence of sweet oak, that robs the wine of genuine structure to some extent. It makes perfect sense that a wine of this style would be released as a cellar door only special.

O Very soft, ripe, dark and approachable; it's a pleasant wine but much more regional than varietal in some respects, as it could've easily been Langhorne Creek shiraz. Drink to 2013.
88 points

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