Massena The Eleventh Hour Shiraz 2006, Barossa Valley, South Australia
This is a new label to me, so a discovery and an adventure at the same time. Massena is a small winery focused on...
A very meaty, earthy shiraz more typical of South Africa than the Barossa. Quite substantial with a touch of...
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wine aged for 20 months in seasoned french oak hogsheads ( 300 liter barrels compared to 225 liter for a standard barrique)
nose gives hints of smoke, charcoal, mineral,
black raspberry. it has layers of savoury fruit and very good balance. This will be in its prime from 2012 to 2024.