2010 Majella The Malleea

Cabernet-Shiraz Blend

  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Limestone Coast
  • Coonawarra
Drink between 2017 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Andrew67 Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 29, 2019 - Quite intense fruit with blackberry, plums, cloves, tobacco. Firm, savoury tannins that balance the fruit nicely. Definitely benefited from being open for an hour or so before starting, though would improve with even more time.

  • Psdycp wrote: 92 points

    June 22, 2019 - Smell of sunshine reflected in the ripe and intense fruit of blackcurrent and plums with lightly toasted sweet spices, tobacco and seasoned leather. But the nose is polished and elegant, not forward or loud at all. The energetic and complex flavors attack every taste buds in the mouth, totally not expected from gentle nose. Layers and layers of fresh, spicy and fruity competing at the same time. Persistent and long. It is still a young wine, although the finish is quite clean and rounded already. This is certainly better than the 2009 vintage. Decanting it for an hour if you are drinking now. If you have the patient to wait for another 3 years, it should reward with better harmony in the palate. A wine for a decade of aging.

  • BBPP Likes this wine:

    February 6, 2018 - Majella’s flagship from an excellent vintage. This is really whistling a tune and striding down the high street now. Because I am tragically patriotic, I tend to find great comfort in Cabernet/Shiraz blends - an Aussie trademark if ever there was one. Lovely stuff.

    And here’s the but ... you have to be a Coonawarra fan to love this. It reeks of Coonawarra. The shame is I’m not sure I am anymore. I really only buy John Riddoch, Limestone Ridge and Parker 1st Growth from Coonawarra now (although Wynns Black Label buys itself in good years). On the other hand, Moss Wood, Leeuwin Art Series, Jack Mann, YY No.1 and the Wendouree Cabernets just keep appearing in the Cabernet part of the cellar. That’s a big change from, say, 10 years ago.

    I fear I am on a path of discovery that ends in Bordeaux and, potential, financial ruin. If so, may the Cabernet Gods be kind to me for the only Bordeaux I’ve got excited about to date is Chateau Palmer. That’s a problem. A $700 per bottle problem. Pfft. That’d be right ...

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  • BBPP Likes this wine:

    May 1, 2017 - It is Majella and it's a top vintage, so you know it's going to be a star on its 15th birthday and on, but right now it is unyielding. Don't waste it now. Not before 2020.

    Pretty looking, elongated neck bottle - but that makes it real pain to box or rack. Give me a standard Bordeaux bottle any day.

  • chatters wrote:

    August 11, 2015 - Coonawarra Roadshow (Town Hall, Sydney): A touch dusty and spicy, concentrated black fruits underpinned by slight cream and red currant notes. Touches of chocolate join the fruit on the palate and the whole is dried out and doesn't persist beneath plentiful fine textured tannin. Hmm.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Majella
  • Varietal Cabernet-Shiraz Blend
  • Designation The Malleea
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Limestone Coast
  • Appellation Coonawarra
  • UPC Code 9331138000718

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  • In Cellars 118 (80%)
  • Consumed 29 (20%)

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