Massena The Moonlight Run 2009 | 750 ml.

Item #: 71146

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Wine Grapes

Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: 54% Grenache, 24% Shiraz, 16% Mataro, 6% Cinsault

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Critical Acclaim

SP91 Wine Spectator Jul 31, 2012

"Soft, supple and appealing for its spicy black cherry and tropical fruit flavors, hinting at licorice as the open-weave finish lingers. Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro and Cinsault. Drink now through 2015. 1,000 cases made." (91 pts.)

ST91 Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Jul/Aug 2012

"Bright purple. Intensely perfumed aromas of red and dark berry preserves, potpourri and olive, with smoke and cracked pepper accents. Smells vaguely like a ripe wine from the northern Rhone. Deep, palate-coating black raspberry and boysenberry flavors show impressive intensity and a bright floral quality. The floral note carries through a very long, sappy and appealingly sweet finish, which shows no rough edges. This is the most successful bottling of this wine I’ve had to date; the grapes are sourced from vines that reportedly average 85 to 150 years of age." (91 pts.)

RP92 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 22nd Dec 2011

"The 2009 “The Moonlight Run” is a blend of 54% Grenache, 24% Shiraz, 16% Mataro and 6% Cinsault, coming from vineyards ranging from 85 to 160 years old. Deep garnet colored with a hint of purple, it displays aromas of warm black raspberries, mulberries, cinnamon stick, white pepper, orange peel and potpourri. Full-bodied and packed with warm berry and spice flavor layers, it has a medium level of velvety tannins, medium-high acid and a long, spicy finish. Delicious now, it should cellar to 2018+." (92 pts.)

Barossa Valley

Located in South Australia, Barossa Valley is Australia's best known viticultural area and home to some of its finest wines. The hot, dry growing season results in tiny grape yields, but the grapes that are produced are generally full of character. Barossa Valley is best known for its Shiraz (Syrah), a grape that does just fine in these conditions, but also produces some standout Cabernets.

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South Australia

South Australia has a warm climate with little precipitation during the growing season, making it difficult for winemakers to irrigate their vineyards. This means smaller yields for the farmers, but the stress on the vines from the shortages of water also results in a higher quality fruit. For that reason, many of Australia's best wines come from South Australia and it's best known district, Barossa Valley. You'll find lots of Shiraz in South Australia, naturally, but you'll also find some great Cabernets, Rieslings, and Chardonnays.

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Australia

When casual wine drinkers think of Australian wine, they probably think of the critter-laden labels of Yellow Tail and The Little Penguin, among others. And while large wine companies dominate the Australian list, there are also a great number of smaller producers creating highly-rated, award-winning wines.

The majority of Australian wine is produced in South Australia, with most of that (those “critter wines”) carrying a South Eastern Australia appellation. Subregions such as Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and McLaren Vale are home to smaller producers and higher quality wines. Victoria and New South Wales are also significant regions, and wines from Western Australia are reaching America in increasing numbers.

Though Shiraz is the grape most associated with Australia, they’ve also had great success with Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and Grenache.

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More Information
SKU71146
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameMassena The Moonlight Run
CountryAustralia
RegionSouth Australia
DistrictBarossa
Product Location - Location-AppellationBarossa Valley
Package Size750 ml.
Wine/Spirit BrandMassena
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2009
Bin Location22
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)54% Grenache, 24% Shiraz, 16% Mataro, 6% Cinsault
Wine - Primary GrapeGrenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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