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Great results for Murray Street Vineyards in the 2018 Halliday Wine Companion;
97 points for all 2014 Reserve wines

2014 MSV Reserve Shiraz Mataro
Rating: 97
A medium-bodied blend with a juicy edge to the display of purple and black fruits that enliven the palate, but in no way threatens the balance, simply adding to its freshness and textural qualities.
 
2014 MSV Reserve Shiraz Cabernet
Rating: 97
Stands apart from its two '14 Reserve siblings with a firmer palate introducing blackcurrant into the other black fruits. It seems lower in alcohol than 14.5% (no bad thing, of course). This blend also has the medium-bodied freshness of the Shiraz Mataro.
 
2014 MSV Reserve Shiraz Viognier
Rating: 97
Good colour; the expressive and fragrant bouquet leads into a medium to full-bodied palate rich in dark berry fruits, the texture softened to an extent by the viognier, ripe but gentle tannins and integrated oak all contributing to an exceptionally balanced and inviting palate.
 
2014 MSV The Barossa GSM
Rating: 95
47% grenache, 30% shiraz, 23% mataro. Strongly grenache-influenced as you might expect, but the other varieties play their part admirably. Both sweet-fruited and savoury on the bouquet, with ripe red berry fruit, perfume and spice. A lovely flow through the palate, the flavours wending their way from warm earthiness to dark vinosity with perfectly applied astringency.
 
2015 Murray Street Black Label Mataro
Rating: 93
Mataro has always thrived in the climate and soils of the Barossa, but is not often seen as a stand alone release. An interesting combination of varietal and regional qualities working well together. Dark fruited vinosity and aromas of black tea and dust are very much mataro, but the sweetly accented, warm and juicy Barossa personality won't be denied. Nice wine.
 
2016 Murray Street Semillon
Rating: 93
Gold medal Barossa Wine Show '16. No oak treatment and modest alcohol (11%) allowing the fresh varietal characters full expression here. Aromas of all things lemony, from zest through curd to butter, with an attractive flinty character in the background. Predictably crisp and dry through the palate, the mouthfeel and lingering textural acidity provide the dimension.
 
2014 MSV Gomersal Shiraz
Rating: 91
Deeply and brightly coloured, this well constructed shiraz is at the more elegant end of the Barossa spectrum. With its aromas of red and black fruits, a hint of liquorice and some cedar, the medium to full-bodied palate is long and satisfying and while it's approachable now, there are enough grippy tannins to suggest that patience will be rewarded.
 
2016 Murray Street Rosé
Rating: 89
100% shiraz, grown on the Gomersal estate vineyard. Manages to combine bright, upfront fruit character with a more 'vinous', savoury feel to good effect. Aromas of strawberry and watermelon with a suggestion of skin contact. Nicely textured palate, providing rounded mouthfeel and flavour with a hint of sweetness which is well woven into the fabric. Food friendly style.
 
2016 Murray Street Viognier Marsanne
Rating: 87
Shows its varietal origins in the bouquet, with some apricot character of viognier, the marsanne offering a note of honeysuckle, and both contributing a suggestion of grape skin. Quite soft and gentle on the palate, the mouthfeel a little broad, the flavours pulling up a little short. Drinks well enough without really offering the interest it might.
 
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Paul Gaster and Nicole Leaney, MSV Club Concierge on 08 8562 8373
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