2013 Mount Majura Graciano

2013 Mount Majura Graciano

Region:Canberra , ACT

Style:Medium Bodied

Producer:Mount Majura

Quick Overview

Mediterranean varieties your new thing? This is an awesome example of this variety with loads of drinkability.

RRP $27.00


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About The Wine

Graciano is seldom seen on it’s own, whether here or in it’s native homeland of Rioja in the north of Spain. It makes good bedfellows particularly with Tempranillo and is planted in all parts of the world (albeit under an utterly bamboozling myriad of names).

It makes a great blending component due to it’s high acid levels, inherent spice and renowned ageing potential (see Rioja for examples of this). We are probably a while away from seeing the full potential of this variety in Aus but watch out - it has been planted all over the land and is starting to pop it’s head up, and these wines are definitely worth a look.

Mount Majura make one of the best examples of this as a straight variety in the country. They think that the most recent release, this, the 2013 vintage is their “ripest and most complete Graciano to date.”.

Hard to argue. It’s a really interesting wine. They have judged it perfectly. It’s loaded with spice and flavour and real ‘punch in the face’ aromatics, the perfect food wine. James Halliday gave this vintage 92 points and thought it struck ” a spicy chord from start to finish”.

If you like the T.S.G - well this is the G, striped back to it’s naked self. After trying this something tells me we will see a lot more of this grape in coming years…

What It Tastes Like

Really bright and ‘popy’. Loads of flowery aromatics with a lovely core of sweet berries in the center. You can smell the spice coming out of the glass too. Pretty exotic on the nose actually, Chinese five spice and all that. Drinks really beautifully, not too acidic but there is a nice mouthwatering pucker to the finish. Plenty of fruit to carry the spice. Nice.


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