2018 GONE ROGUE MASH UP RED
93 points Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, NZ
91 points Angus Hughson, WinePilot.com
90 points Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
The harmony of the blend is better than the sum of its parts! This is a vibrant, juicy red that oozes bright red fruit, with layers of complexity and clean light tannins. A mid-weight approachable style that has enough interest to keep you coming back.
40% Shiraz, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre
50% McLaren Vale, 50% Langhorne Creek, South Australia
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Juicy, red fruit, briar berries, spice, strawberries, roguish charm, refreshing, balance, licorice, crushed leaves, bright, intriguing, complex, savory, fine-grained tannin
Charcuterie, wood-fired pizza, baby-back ribs, beef short rib, chorizo, Merguez Sausage, lamb chops
THE BORING STUFF
30% Cabernet Sauvignon
50% Langhorne Creek
50% McLaren Vale South Australia
Average Vine Age: 25 years (85 year old bush vine Grenache)
Total Acidity: 6.4g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.9g/L
WINE REVIEW BY SAM KIM WWW.WINEORBIT.CO.NZ
93 POINTS / 5 Stars *****
The wine is wonderfully fruited and inviting on the nose showing blackberry, dark plum, toasted nut, and violet notes with a hint of pepper spice. It is flavoursome and beautifully weighted on the palate with succulent fruit intensity and fleshy texture, splendidly framed by silky tannins. A blend of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, grenache, and mourvedre. At its best: now to 2026. Tasted Nov 2019.
WINE REVIEW BY MIKE BENNIE THE WINE FRONT
Sloshy, jolly wash of dark berry, sweet and dried, pretty spice, herbal notes, rosehip tea and general-purpose damn interesting characters. Vibrant feel in palate, sweet and jolly, just enough tart acidity to whip things clean, light tannins. Sits in its own corner. I like this ride. Tasted June 2020.
WINE REVIEW BY ANGUS HUGHSON WWW.WINEPILOT.COM
91 POINTS - DRINK 2020-2023
The Rogue Vintner wines are not your serious, put down in the cellar wine styles. They are fun wines, with juicy, fruity appeal to enjoy over a casual meal or without, depending on your mood. That said it has taken plenty of effort in the winery to give that drinkability. Half McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek fruit, including from some 85-year-old bush vine Grenache, give plenty of depth.
The wine is fruit-filled both to smell and taste. There are layers of ripe red and black berry fruits – with touches of earth and spice. It is juicy too with a line of bright acidity driving that approachability. An easy drink on its own but would be a good match with barbecued chicken kebabs. Tasted July 2020