2014 The Musician

Once again an exceptional wine at the price: vibrant, unmistakably Coonawarra to smell and taste, bursting with flavours of blackcurrant, mulberry and herbs, and fine, elegant and juicy in the mouth.

The wine is quite low in oak, with just a smidge of vanillin showing faintly on the mid palate, but otherwise the brambly, blackcurrant flavours demand all the attention.

Fine silky tannins integrate with the fruit and minimal oak treatment to produce an approachable well rounded wine with an extended length. Quite a complex wine!

Drink now, but it should age beautifully for 3 – 5 years

Winemaker: Bruce Gregory

“Great buying. Beautifully presented.” Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au

“When it comes to affordable reds for everyday drinking it’s hard to go past this delicious blend” Winsor Dobbin, Launceston Examiner

“The wine delivers Coonawarra’s deep, ripe, berry flavours, medium body and elegant structure, without the overlay of oak or other winemaker inputs seen in wines made for cellaring.” Chris Shanahan, www.chrisshanahan.com

“If you like clasically minty Coonawarra reds you’ll enjoy this.” Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age

Majella “The Musician” 2014

This Classic Australian blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz was produced by Majella Wines.

The Musician blend since it’s first release in 2004, has won 7 trophies and 72 medals to date.
Winemaking

The Musician is made as a light and elegant dry red. Fermentation was in both stainless steel tanks and oak barrels then aged for a further six months for minimal oak contact. It was then blended and bottled as a young red to retain freshness.
Vintage Conditions

Season 2014 in Coonawarra will be described as one of the longest on record starting mid February and finishing in the first week of May. The winter season was the second wettest in the last 28 years providing a very welcome recharge to the underground aquifer.

The warm weather brought the ripening of many varieties on rapidly. But the cool nights and moderate days that the Coonawarra region is famous for soon rolled in around mid to late February preserving the acid and flavour of the white varieties. The red varieties have benefitted significantly from the cool slow ripening period.

The flavours seen in the field have translated well to the progressing wines. Overall, a perfect extended dry and mild ripening season for flavour, colou and tannin development which will deliver a classic Coonawarra vintage.
Grape Variety

70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz
Region

Coonawarra
Winemakers Comments

The colour is vibrant deep ruby red with a garnet hue. The wine itself is seductive, smooth and fruit driven with dark, perfumed berry fruits with hints of mint and eucalyptus, supported by soft tannins that give excellent balance.
Cellaring: The Musician is made to enjoy now or cellar for up to 5 years.

Our pours are 30ml: x 3 = 1 standard drink = 100ml @ 13% alcohol.


Technical Data

  • Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Shiraz (40%),

  • Region : Coonawarra, South Australia,

  • Alc/Vol : 14.5% v/v,

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