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Water Wheel Shiraz Blend Bendigo Memsie 2008

Member Review by kevin7211:

very intriguing. with 3 varietals of malbec, cab, and shiraz you can't go wrong. Very impressed. I actually drank Memsie with Mexican!

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Water Wheel Vineyards:
Water Wheel wines are widely available in Australia and are now exported to many other countries. Profile Water Wheel Vineyards is owned by the Cumming family who have farmed in the Bendigo region for fifty years. Ron and Peter Cumming have a strong background in horticulture and place a strong emphasis on vineyard management. At the winery the emphasis is on producing high quality, fruit dr... Read more
Water Wheel wines are widely available in Australia and are now exported to many other countries. Profile Water Wheel Vineyards is owned by the Cumming family who have farmed in the Bendigo region for fifty years. Ron and Peter Cumming have a strong background in horticulture and place a strong emphasis on vineyard management. At the winery the emphasis is on producing high quality, fruit driven wines with strong varietal definition and length on the palate. History The original Water Wheel Vineyard was planted in 1970. In 1989 the Cumming family purchased the winery and surrounding 20 acres of vines. Since then three new vineyards have been planted at Bridgewater - on - Loddon to help enhance the complexity and improve the overall wine quality. Total plantings now exceed 300 acres. Location, Climate and Soil Bendigo Wine Growing Region 150 km. north west of Melbourne. Rainfall 17''(425mm). Whilst it is possible to grow wine grapes with this rainfall we believe that to do so places too much stress on the vines and we therefore irrigate. Vines are hedged trellised, exposing the grapes to the sun to achieve maximum ripeness. Red wine grapes are grown on heavy clay soil and white wine varieties are planted on lighter, better drained soil. Read less

Member Reviews for Water Wheel Shiraz Blend Bendigo Memsie

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Snooth User: kevin7211
3682211
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/21/2008

very intriguing. with 3 varietals of malbec, cab, and shiraz you can't go wrong. Very impressed. I actually drank Memsie with Mexican!


Snooth User: CageyT
2840241,525
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/14/2010

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.


Snooth User: rhone65
41556140
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 08/31/2008

Nice wine. With the mix of shiraz, cabernet and malbec it makes for a nice balance. You can not go wrong with the price.


Snooth User: lajollamom
21504068
2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/14/2009

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.

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  • Snooth User: rhone65
    41556140
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 08/31/2008

    Four glasses


    Snooth User: drdebs
    6497900
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 05/28/2007

    OK Shiraz, but nothing to run out and buy more of. Bright magenta in color, with aromas of cherry cough drops--fruity with a medicinal edge. These gave way to cherry flavors with herbal notes. Suspect syrah, cab, and malbec is not the ideal blend here.


    Snooth User: drdebs
    6497900
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2005 04/05/2007

    OK Shiraz, but nothing to run out and buy more of. Bright magenta in color, with aromas of cherry cough drops--fruity with a medicinal edge. These gave way to cherry flavors with herbal notes. Suspect syrah, cab, and malbec is not the ideal blend here.


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    External Reviews for Water Wheel Shiraz Blend Bendigo Memsie

    External Review
    09/27/2011

    Polished, lively and nicely focused to show off its pretty cherry and sassafras flavors, picking up a welcome floral note as the finish lingers. Shiraz, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2014.


    External Review
    03/26/2013

    The 2008 Memsie red is made up of 87% Shiraz with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec aged for 6–9 months in seasoned American oak hogsheads. Deep crimson-colored, it exhibits aromas of smoked game, bacon, and blueberry. Medium-bodied, savory, with good depth and concentration, this medium-long wine will provide pleasure over the next 4 years.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    01/10/2013

    Made in a mouthfilling, supple style, this cheerful blend is easy to like and easy on the pocketbook. Black cherry and vanilla notes are perhaps a little simple, but carried along by a rich, creamy mouthfeel and a lingering finish, they make for a satisfying glass of hearty red. Drink nowandndash;2014.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    This red blend of Shiraz, Malbec, and Cabernet represents one of the best values of the year for those looking for a bit more finesse and elegance. Make no mistake; this is still a big wine offering plenty of sweet black and blue fruits, but it is completed with the complexity of mushroom, spices and a nice velvety finish.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    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.


    External Review
    03/26/2013

    Made in a mouthfilling, supple style, this cheerful blend is easy to like and easy on the pocketbook. Black cherry and vanilla notes are perhaps a little simple, but carried along by a rich, creamy mouthfeel and a lingering finish, they make for a satisfying glass of hearty red. Drink now–2014.


    External Review
    Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
    05/19/2011

    Jazzy and snappy, brimming with blueberry, blackberry and bright spicy flavors that skip merrily through the juicy finish. Delicious. Shiraz, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2004.


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