2018 Marius Symposium Shiraz Mourvedre

McLaren Vale, SA

A limited release of this wonderfully complex, full bodied McLaren Vale blend from one of the region's most sought-after producers.



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It’s a hearty, deep red of easy drinking, but one that sits you back in your seat a bit with its oomph.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Roger Pike's winemaking philosophy is simple - to grow the best grapes possible to produce equally great wines, expressive of their unique terroir and crafted to bring a smile to your face.

The Symposium is a blend of Shiraz and Mourvedre, in equal parts. Two varieties that truly go together like Olivia Benson & Elliot Stabler, complementing each other with rich texture and flavour.

It's definitely a wine that gives great value for money, and a great one for the cellar if you're patient enough.

About Marius

Roger Pike's Marius label is one of the modern marvels of McLaren Vale, with his unique red wines eagerly sought after by Australian wine collectors in the know.

Pike's gravel-riddled McLaren Vale vineyard produces remarkable Shiraz and Mourvedre. The focus is squarely on the vineyard at Marius, everything tended by hand. Careful fruit thinning to keep yields down and of the highest quality, no machines, no pesticides, no herbicides. Healthy vines making great wines is what it's all about.

These are rare birds and cellar with incredible integrity. With Roger winding up his time in the vineyard, the few precious vintages he has left are going to be collectables for decades to come.

Owner/winemaker Roger Pike
Owner/winemaker Roger Pike
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

A blend of 50% Shiraz and 50% Mourvedre with the rich Shiraz complementing the earthy, spicy characters of the Mourvedre. Matured in older French and American oak for 18 - 23 months. This wine develops great complexity as the two varieties meld together with a few years in bottle.

Blend : Shiraz (50%), Mourvedre (50%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sunset on Marius vineyard
Sunset on Marius vineyard
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Blackcurrant jubes, faint eucalyptus, brambles and peppery spice. Nose and mouth in agreeance, more jubey in the palate, though that tannin grip sorts that out pretty quick. Flavourtown and then the rolling, stony pucker. Wonderful stuff. It’s a hearty, deep red of easy drinking, but one that sits you back in your seat a bit with its oomph." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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