Water Wheel Shiraz Blend Bendigo Memsie 2006
90 points Robert Parker The purple-colored 2006 Memsie Red is composed of 87% Shiraz 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Malbec the wine was aged for 6 to 9 months in used American hogsheads. The aromatics are unusually expressive for a wine in this price category. Aromas of cinnamon allspice plum blueberry and black currant lead to a medium to full-bodied wine with a plush texture ripe sweet fruit and a sense of elegance. This tasty wine will provide pleasure over the next 4-6 years.` 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar Saturated purple. Inky blackberry blueberry and candied plum on the nose with a bright peppery quality. Chewy dark fruit flavors are firmed by dusty tannins that carry through the finish. Solidly built in fact almost brawny and strikingly concentrated for this price point.
very intriguing. with 3 varietals of malbec, cab, and shiraz you can't go wrong. Very impressed. I actually drank Memsie with Mexican!
Slow out of the gate late bloomer. Bland and even a bit salty at first, strangely. But opens up nicely with fruit and richness in time, and redeems itself with cheeses.
Nice wine. With the mix of shiraz, cabernet and malbec it makes for a nice balance. You can not go wrong with the price.
I have to say, I'm not a fan. My husband and I tried 2 bottles from Costco and we tried hard to like it since it gets good ratings. I think we just prefer others.
External Reviews for Water Wheel Shiraz Blend Bendigo Memsie
Crisp in texture, with generous, licorice-scented currant fruit that lingers on the open-weave finish. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2010.
Dark purple in color, with scents of plums and spice. Fruit forward, with blackberry and currant flavors complemented by a hint of sweet oak. Ends with a smooth, persistent finish.
Bright and open-textured, with pretty currant and plum fruit at the core, hinting at coffee and pepper as the finish lingers. Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2010.
A wine that displays all the rich blackberry fruit, spicy licorice notes and sweet earthiness that make Australia's Bendigo region famous. The intense black cherry aromatics are very impressive and perhaps even a touch floral at first, but the flavors are equally vibrant and provocative. Where it shows its stuff is in the middle palate, where it has outgrown its baby fat and developed substantial richness for such a young wine.
An absolutely fantastic blend of Shiraz, Cabernet and Malbec from Australia. Sweet fruit and lush mouthfeel, with a long, lovely finish. The tannins are almost imperceptible, offering a very smooth, impeccable balance and body. Great value at this price. I highly recommend this wine.
Deep ruby color. Brooding aromas of cherry and dark berries, with notes of licorice and bitter chocolate. Supple tannins add support to the chewy dark fruit flavors and a note of cracked pepper adds bite. Very young, a tad tough and slow to unravel; this needs air or a few months of bottle aging.
Some excellent values emerge from this Victoria winery. The top bargain is the brilliant blend of 86% Shiraz, 9% Malbec, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2005 Memsie. Aged 6-9 months in old American oak, it exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, a big, sweet perfume of blueberries and blackberries, soft, heady fruit flavors, a touch of wood, and a background earthy, spicy component. Drink this supple, easy-going, delicious red over the next 2-3 years.