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Massena the Howling Dog 2005

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Fast schwarze Farbe, üppiges, dunkles Bouquet, floral, aber auch kernige schwarze Frucht mit Jodnuancen. Kompakt gebaut mit festem, jugendlichem Tannin, gute Extraktsüsse. Ein spannender Wein mit viel Substanz und nicht alltäglicher Aromatik, schönes Potenzial.

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Massena Vineyards Pty Ltd:
On a brightly moonlit Tuesday evening at around eleven o'clock on the Barossa to Clare road, two young blokes are cruising their way to work the midnight shift for the last vintage of the century, in a beat-up old Toyota Corolla “The Brown Bullet”. During the drive home, we would often crave a soft slurpy wine to wash down a hard night's work. Out of this ideal wedecided to join forces and ma... Read more
On a brightly moonlit Tuesday evening at around eleven o'clock on the Barossa to Clare road, two young blokes are cruising their way to work the midnight shift for the last vintage of the century, in a beat-up old Toyota Corolla “The Brown Bullet”. During the drive home, we would often crave a soft slurpy wine to wash down a hard night's work. Out of this ideal wedecided to join forces and make a Grenache based wine to be enjoyed whenever the mood takes hold. As such Massena Vineyards first wine “The Moonlight Run” was born. The two of us have been mates since High School and have been producing Barossa wine since that initial vintage in 1999, concentrating on the traditional values and techniques which have made the wines of this region unique. We source our fruit from dedicated growers in the North Western Barossa areas of Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hill, providing fruit from dry farmed, low yielding vines up to 120 years of age. Whilst we work mostly with traditional Barossa varieties Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from these growers, we also enjoy experimenting and trialling new varieties in the Barossa such as Petite Sirah, Barbera, Dolcetto, Roussanne, Saperavi and Tannat. In true artisan style each vineyard section is kept separate during vinification and elevage, until the final blends areassembled. Read less

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Snooth User: RPerro
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4.00 5
04/11/2009

Fun factoid of the night: "Durif" is called Petite Sirah here in the states. I can see why the dog is howling...this is a tannic monster! Thick, inky black and teeth-staining. Huge fruit, oaky, but overpowering tannins that leave you wanting a glass of water. Would be much better with food. This has the potential to be outstanding, but way too tannic right now. - Excellent - 90 points.


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
4.50 5
05/15/2009

Leathery kool-aid nose. Very rich, not sour acid. Balanced tannins. Juicy+, light jamminess. Huge but elegant. Quaffer. Currant. Bug body. Blueberry. Chocolate. Long. Light raisin. Huge.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/25/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2005 - Massena Durif The Howling Dog - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Durif - 750 ml. 93 RP


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

2005 Massena Durif The Howling Dog Australien Region: South Australia Apellation: South Australia Durif 750 ml. 93 RP Free Shipping Insurance



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Fast schwarze Farbe, üppiges, dunkles Bouquet, floral, aber auch kernige schwarze Frucht mit Jodnuancen. Kompakt gebaut mit festem, jugendlichem Tannin, gute Extraktsüsse. Ein spannender Wein mit viel Substanz und nicht alltäglicher Aromatik, schönes Potenzial.

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