A curiously named label in Natasha Mooney's La Bise range in honour of Walter Mooney from the mid 1800's. He was pinched for stealing a neighbour's cow in the Flinders Ranges' town of Melrose. It seems crime finds its way through that town with a fraudster among others hitting the oldest town in the area in recent memory too.
The fruit comes from Mooney's Greenock vineyard which is 25 years old. Tash has made wine from here for the last ten.
Enticing aromas make me think of flicking on the barbecue and throwing on a steak. It's smokey with cured meat aromas. Coppa comes immediately to mind.
It's lighter in the mouth than I expected. Those robust aromas sucked me in. There's a prettiness to the delivery though it thins out quicker than expected. Red fruits and plummy fruit sit at the core. Baking spices rattle home drawing out the finish.
A solid wine without the glitter or glam. I could have a glass easy.
Drink now to five years.