2019 Marius Simpatico Shiraz

Stunning idiosyncratic Shiraz from the Marius vineyard and owner Roger Pike.

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The Simpatico is sourced from the Shiraz vines on the outer perimeter of the Marius vineyard.

Typically, the Simpatico will drink a little younger than the more hefty Symphony cuvee. It's a slightly racier, more streamlined iteration of Shiraz, with spice and a crunchiness a feature alongside the emphatic density that singles out the Shiraz wines from this unique site.

It's a wine of great character and offers incredible value for money. Only a small amount is available such is the ferverish hunger for Roger Pike's wines. To get a taste of Marius, there is no better place to start.

"It is fairly simple.

To grow the best possible grapes in our vineyard and make the best possible wines from those grapes. Wines of integrity that showcase the character of our Shiraz and Mourvedre and our unique terroir. To let the vineyard speak.

Then to offer those wines at a price which represents outstanding value for money.

Finally, to bring a smile to your face when you taste them.

- Roger Pike"

93 Points - "So, sadly, the last release of Marius for all of us, a great endeavour of labour, and passion, that put a smile on the face of so many. Well done Roger Pike. A swansong, and a great legacy of superb, individual Shiraz of minerally persuasion and verity. If only all of us could bring so much light and happiness into the world, not least from the gnarled hands of such a loveable curmudgeon. No joke here, but I’m kind of teary tasting these final releases. I wrote notes back in June, and I’m tasting them again now, and they’ve settled into bottle very nicely. Bear with me.

Black fruit, toasted hazelnut, panforte, and an earthy, saline character, a quiet wild scrub herb perfume here too. It’s pushing full-bodied, with a sooty and nutty molten quality to tannin, an umami almost porcini character too, but has succulence of flavour, salted liquorice, and a little red fruit brightness to close. The finish is chewy, and rich, and pretty long, and while it’s probably not at the apex of quality for Marius, it’s still a wine of undeniable charisma and character. The texture of it is a highlight, which is as it should be. It was always about the ‘feel’ of it. Wonderful. Yeghes Da, Roger." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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For orders under this amount, delivery is calculated at checkout based on your postcode. You can order in any quantity or combination of wines you like. Straight dozens are not required.

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