Price:
16.24

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Rating:
5
On August 27th
Last modified:August 16th

Summary:

A glorious GSM blend from Barossa Valley. One of the top bottles from the 2012 vintage, and at a great price point.

Massena 2012 The Moonlight Run, Barossa Valley

Massena 2012 The Moonlight Run, Barossa Valley

One of the greatest bottles of GSM (Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre, the classic Rhone blend) coming out of Australia these days. Massena is really putting in the overtime with this one.

It has the full-bore take-no-prisoners attitude that is the signature of Aussie wine. But that isn’t enough to keep our fancy. This one is remarkable because it manages to balance out BIG with complicated.

There are Asian 5-spice notes that tangle with the candied cherry notes. There are wild rose notes that keep the melted chocolate flavors from getting out of control. And there is smoke  to keep the bacon flavors from getting to, well, bacon-y.

Sourced from the NW Barossa region from dry farmed vineyards, including Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill. Most of the vines sourced for this wine are over a century old.

A glorious GSM blend from Barossa Valley. One of the top bottles from the 2012 vintage, and at a great price point.

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