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Murray Street Vineyard

www.murraystreet.com.au

Lot 723, Murray Street, Greenock, 5360

Cellar Door: Daily (10-6)

Ph: (08) 8562 8373

Murray Street Vineyard
Murray Street Vineyard cellar door at Greenock in the western Barossa

Murray Street Vineyards was founded in 2001 with the dream of creating a wine business that could honour the Barossa Valley's rich winemaking tradition as well as raising the standards of winemaking for the future.

Wanting to provide an extraordinary and enriching experience for thwir guests, the Tasting Room and Cellars were built in Greenock and opened in 2004. In 2014 the team were awarded Barossa Winery of the Year.

Tasting Notes

There are three types of Tasting notes:

(W) Notes from the winery (blurbs from bottle)

(GXY) Notes from a GenXY wine reviewer

(G) Notes from GenXY's Tasting events (collective opinions)

Murray Street Vuneyard Red Label Mataro 2012

Purchased: Not ($35)

 

Drink: 2021

(GXY) Tasting: June 2016, perfumed and glossy redcurrant and blackberry with some iodine and toasty moroccan spice notes, meaty with earthy savouriness , fine powdery tannins (***1/2)

Murray Street Benno  Shiraz Mataro 2012

Purchased:  Not ($75)

Drink: 2020

(GXY) Tasting: June 2015, blend of 58% Shiraz and 42% Mataro from the Western Barossa, quite viscous and confectionary with dark plum, raspberry, pepper and cola notes, the Mataro brings the necessary earthy contrasts and extra depth, 24 months in American oak brings coconut/dark chocolate to the warm finish  (15.5% alcohol) (****)

Murray Street Sophia Shiraz 2012

Purchased:  Not ($75)

Drink: 2025

(GXY) Tasting: June 2015, from the Gomersal vineyard, perfumed and viscous dark plum, mulberry and blueberry with asian spice, anise and violet notes, medium-full bodied, medium char oak and fine grained tannin (***1/2)

Murray Street Gomersal Shiraz 2012

Purchased:  Not ($55)

Drink: 2020

(GXY) Tasting: June 2015, plush blackberry and dark plum with liquorice, cola, pepper and rosemary notes, full bodied with some ironstone minerality and fie tannins,  sweet coconut/vanilla American oak on the warm finish (14.9%) alcohol (***1/2)

Murray Street Greenock Shiraz 2012

Purchased:  Not ($55)

Drink: 2022

(GXY) Tasting: June 2015, rather viscous with red fruits such as mulberry coming to the fore, medium-full bodied with white pepper, eucalypt and salted liquorice notes, has some earthy and leathery undertones, fine powdery tannins (***1/2)

Murray Street Black Label Grenache 2012

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2018

(GXY) Tasting: June 2014, silky and medium-full bodied redcurrant and plum with morrocan spices, pepper and lavender notes, glycerolly with underlying warm earthiness, rich toasty mocha/cinnamon oak and fine grained oak tannin (****)

Murray Street MSV Viognier Marsanne 2013

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: Feb 2014, 93% Viognier, 7% Marsanne,  viscous and brightly flavoured lemon peel, white peach and melon with gingery spices and an almond nuance, fine phenolics with lively orange peel edged acidity (****)

Murray Street Black Label Old Vine Semillon 2012

Purchased: Not ($20)

Drink: 2020

(GXY) Tasting: June 2013, the dry grown vines adjacent to the tasting room were planted in 1948, lightly waxy melon, lemon barley and cut grass with some dried herb notes, slightly broader than the best Hunter Valley examples but has plenty of length, structure and tangy citric acidity, medium-long term cellaring potential, worth putting one away to open around 2020 for it to develop Semillon’s toasty glory (****1/2)

Murray Street Vineyards Black Label Mataro 2010

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: Feb 2012, new look bottle for the mid tier Black Label range, smooth entry builds into a rich and essency palate of blueberry, black cherry and plum pudding with a hint of moroccan spice, liquorice and herbal meat, medium-full bodied with good length although the tannins seem a little twisted, some dark chocolate and coffee on the finish (***1/2)

Murray Street Black Label Barossa Shiraz 2007

Purchased: Cloudwine, South Melbourne($24)

Drink: 2018

(G) Tasting: Aug 2011, fragrant and richly flavoured and tarry blackberry, prune and liquorice with black pepper and asian spices, long and medium-full bodied with ironstone minerality and well balanced oak and tannins (****)

Murray Street Barossa 2008

Purchased: Stall at Good Food and Wine Show ($35)

Drink: 2014

(GXY) Tasting: June 2011, Southern Rhone style blend of 56% Shiraz, 27% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre and 6% Cinsault, slightly lighter colour and body than the 2007, spicy mulberry, cherry, and blueberry with a complex range of savoury meat, mint, iodine, musk, pepper and dried sage notes that unfold along the palate, minerally with lingering dusty tannins, not intense or confectionary, closer stylistically to Vacqueyras (a Southern Rhone appellation) than conventional Barossa GSMs (****1/2)

Murray Street Black Label Shiraz 2008

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: June 2011, rich and medium-full bodied core of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit with liquorice and white pepper notes, has the rich ironstone minerality of the sub-region, the toasty cinnamon/clove/mocha oak inputs are well balanced, fine grained tannins, good line and length, a well made, good value wine, the fruit power currently easily handles 14.7% alcohol (****)

Murray Street Viognier Marsanne 2010

Purchased: Not ($35)

Drink: 2013

(GXY) Tasting: June 2011,this time the white Rhone-style blend is 58% Viognier and 42% Marsanne, the vintage was a little kinder to Barossa white wine than the recent run of drought vintages, spicy orange peel, pear skin and dried apricot with almond and ginger notes, creamy and open structured with crisp citric acidity, finish shows some fine savoury phenolics and a whisper of the French oak (****)

Murray Street Sophia Shiraz 2006

Purchased: Not ($60)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: June 2010, satisfyingly long, dense and tarry blackberry and dark plums with flashes of mulberry, iodine and liquorice, medium-full bodied with underlying ironstone minerality and an infusion of supple, the spicy US and French oak leads into a dab of dark chocolate (****1/2)

Murray Street Gomersal Shiraz 2007

Purchased: Not ($50)

Drink:2018

(GXY) Tasting: June 2010, rich, intense and muscular blackberry and mulberry with liquorice, white pepper, toasty brown spices and iodine notes, focussed and medium-full bodied, slightly charry French and US oak brings some mocha-chocolate to the finish that also shows some chewy tannins, will have a long cellaring life (****1/2)

Murray Street The Barossa 2007

Purchased: Good Food and Wine Show stall ($35)

Drink: 2015

(GXY) Tasting: June 2010, perfumed and spicy Rhone-style blend of 68% Shiraz, 15% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 2% Cinsault, full bodied array of blackberry, mulberry and blueberry with complex warm brown spices, savoury roast meat and dried herb nuances, a good streak of ironstone minerality and dusty tannins, fruit has just enough power to get away with the 15% alcohol but I wouldn’t like to see it getting any higher (****)

Murray Street Viognier Marsanne 2009

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2011

(GXY) Tasting: June 2010, blend of 5% Viognier, 42% Marsanne, four months in French oak, oily and spicy orange rind, apricot and chalky citric acids and a whisper of vanilla, some interesting textural synergies although there is a touch of phenolic bitterness of the finish (***1/2)

Murray Street Gomersal 2006

Purchased: Not ($50)

Drink: 2021

(GXY) Tasting: June 2009, this is a big long cellaring red even by Barossa standards, heavily extractive and multi-layered blackberry and blackcurrant and with liquorice and black pepper notes, fruit is matched with ample oaking from 18 months in new and old French and American oak, slightly charry, firm mouth-coating tannins, 15.5% alcohol (****)

Murray Street Rose 2008

Purchased: Not

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: June 2009, derived from Cinsault, dry, lightly spiced and savoury with residual blueberry and cherry, crisp balanced finish (***1/2)

Murray Street Viognier Marsanne 2008

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: June 2009, this quirky blend brings apricot, citrus and almond flavours with ginger and honeysuckle notes, as with previous vintages I find this a bit too heavily extracted and sweet for me, the winemaker recommends that this is best paired this with shellfish and Asian salads (***1/2)

Murray Street Barossa Valley Benno 2005

Purchased: Not ($75)

Drink: 2018

(GXY) Tasting: June 2008, a Shiraz Mataro (Mourvedre) blend showing deep set blackberry, cassis and blueberry with anise, pepper and dried herb features, full bodied with a tightly structured core of dark fruits, spicy mocha oak support, well balanced with excellent length (****)

Murray Street Barossa Valley Gomersal 2005

Purchased: Not ($50)

Drink: 2020

(GXY) Tasting: June 2008, another blockbuster style Shiraz showing deep set blackberry with anise and black pepper notes, handsomely oaked from 18 months in new and old French and American oak, slightly charry, firm tannic backbone for the long haul, easily handles the 15.5% alcohol (****)

Murray Street Barossa Valley Shiraz Vintage Port 2006

Purchased: Not

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: June 2008, 100% Shiraz fruit fortified with brandy spirit, lush and intense blackberry, raisens and prune with dark chocolate and treacle with cedar-vanilla oak inputs and well judged acidity (****)

Murray Street Barossa Valley The Barossa 2006

Purchased: Not ($30)

Drink: 2016

(GXY) Tasting: June 2008, Shiraz dominated blend with some Grenache, Cinsault and Mataro, richly fragrant, ripe blackberry, raspberry and blueberry with a tapestry of spices and dried herb, medium-full bodied and earthy with dusty tannins (****)

Murray Street Black Label Barossa Valley Shiraz 2006

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2014

(GXY) Tasting: June 2008, ripe and lush style showing blackberry, dark plum and anise, spicy and medium-full bodied with mocha-chocolate oak support, fine chalky tannins (***1/2)

Murray Street Barossa Valley Viognier Marsanne 2007

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: June 2008, ripe and vibrant apricot and pear with some almond and citrus notes, subtle ginger and honeysuckle touch on the mid-palate, a touch too extractive and musky for a higher score (***1/2)

Murray Street Barossa Valley Viognier Marsanne 2006

Purchased: Not ($25)

Drink: 2008

(GXY) Tasting: June 2007, fairly intense, extractive apricot, pear and citrus flavours, the mid-palate is fairly rounded with ginger and musc notes, crisp finish (***)

Murray Street Barossa Valley Grenache 2004

Purchased: Not ($19)

Drink: 2010

(GXY) Tasting: June 2006, powerful raspberry and other red fruit flavours, palate is quite peppery and savoury with heavy vanilla oaking, smooth tannins (***1/2)

Murray Street Barossa Valley Benno Shiraz Mataro 2003

Purchased: Not ($45)

Drink: 2011

(GXY) Tasting: June 2006, soft and supple blackcurrant, raspberry and plum flavours, quite deep fruit set, well integrated toasty oak, firm tannins from the Mataro will need time to soften (****) 

Murray Street Barossa Valley Semillon 2006

Purchased: Not

Drink: 2006

(GXY) Tasting: June 2006, semi-sweet style, lighter style, lemon flavours with a hint of lime and musc on the palate (***)