McPherson MWC Shiraz Mouvedre 2016
Dark and brooding, with dense blackberry, blueberry and Earl Grey tea flavors in a fragrant and expressive mix. Cedar, eucalyptus and black pepper notes gain momentum on the finish. The firm tannins provide appealing velvety traction. Drink now through 2028. 20,000 cases made.
The 2016 Shiraz Mourvèdre contains only 5% of the latter, but I suppose some marketer felt it would provide a point of difference. It's a sturdy, full-bodied red that starts well, with scents of violets and anise layered over plummy fruit, but it finishes chunky and warm.