Friday, 28 December 2018

Lou Miranda Centenarian Shiraz Mataro 2015


There's some serious history behind this label. The Shiraz vines were planted in 1907 and the Mataro in 1897. A blend of roughly 80/20, the wine spent 24 months in French oak.


With the respected history comes a big price tag too, but don't let that sway your judgement when looking at a wine - case in point here. There's plenty going on but it's hard to justify the $90 asking price.

Opening with notes of baked raspberry, earthiness, oyster sauce and cedar, there's a greeny and stemmy thing going on through the mouth. It's sweet to taste with the mid-palate missing in action. Some lemony acidity frame the edges and tea-like tannins close things out. After a few days of tasting there was little improvement and I walked away more confused than satisfied.

86/100

Region: Barossa
RRP: $90
Source: Sample

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4 comments:

  1. that's incorrect the 2014 was from shiraz planted n 1907 but the 2015 is from shiraz planted in 1991 please just don't cut and paste

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  2. Thanks for the feedback. I can only pass on information shared by the winery...

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  3. Hi, this is Victoria from Lou Miranda Estate. The only information Qwine requested was the bottle of wine and it clearly states the individual plantings of each variety on the back label.
    And the wine is far better than an 86/100....just saying.

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    1. Thanks for your note Victoria. I can only review what is in the glass on the day. This wine was looked at over a couple of days beside similar blends.
      As for the plantings as you suggest, the correct percentages would be??

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