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2015 Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvedre

2015 Hewitson Baby Bush Mourvedre

Grown from cuttings from selected vines on Hewitson's 1835 plantings via the 'selection massale' process, looking for clonal diversity, but all clones with desirable growth and yield patterns. Unsurprisingly, bows to its father with its complex blend of dark purple fruits and savoury/spicy/earthy structure.
94 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

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$335.88 (Case 12 x 750ml)

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  • Established in 1998, Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. 


    With an average age of 15 years, these Baby Bush vines take the pedigree of the world’s oldest Mourvèdre vineyard yet are imbued with the vibrancy and bold confidence of youth. Baby Bush is a wine of natural beauty that is unique in its heritage and history.

    Combination wholebunch and crushed on skins with minimum two weeks remontage and punch down. 15 months in seasoned French oak barriques.


    The dark, brambly, blueberry aromas are matched with dried herbs, earth and undergrowth. Sarsaparilla and classic blue fruits deliver a rich, velvety mouth feel, backed by very soft and fully ripe tannins.


    'Cuttings for this are taken from the 1853 Old Garden bush-vines (hence the name). An alluringly youthful wine with blue and red fruits intermingled with wild herbs, dark stony notes, earth and brooding spice. The palate has a tarry dark cherry flavour and peppery hints, and the tannins are nutty and ripe – all smoothly textured and finishing with innate balance.'
    93 Points - Decanter Magazine

    'The cuttings for this vineyard were taken from the Old Garden Vineyard, so despite it's relatively young age, it has pedigree. Sage, smoke and black olive notes mingle easily on the nose, backed by flavors of vanilla, black cherry and mocha. It's medium to full in body and creamy in texture, with a smooth, silky finish.'
    91 Points & Editors Choice - Wine Enthusiast

    'Grown on vines planted in 1997. 20% whole bunches. Barossa Valley Mourvèdre.

    Back to form after the disappointing 2014. This feels balanced and tastes ripe without being overdone; it boasts flavours of blackberry, toffee-apples, coffee-grounds, sarsaparilla and asphalt, the texture (of both the fruit and the tannin) supple and the finish satisfying. Basically it’s an impeccable wine, and a more-ish one.'
    92 Points - Campbell Mattinson

    'Medium to deep red/purple colour, with an interesting herbal note to the savoury bouquet, the palate tense and lean-ish with good intensity and bright flavour, underscored by firm but measured tannins and acidity. This has charm and drinkability.'

    Huon Hooke