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1997 RBJ Theologicum Mouvedre/Grenache

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April 28, 2024 - $21



90Stephen Tanzer

Superripe, wild aromas of cherry, woodsmoke, soy sauce, flowers and earth. Thick, peppery and very ripe but not at all over the top. Rich and harmonious, with real palate-caressing texture. Ripely tannic, lingering finish.

18Jancis Robinson

Very intense, sweet, slightly gamey nose. Lively, chewy fruit on the palate with a suggestion of cough medicine. Manages real life and excitement as well as all that gaminess.


Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.