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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Water Wheel Memsie 2006
Water Wheel Memsie 2006
(search item no. 93149)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $7.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2006 Memsie red has a dark cherry/purple color. There are obvious blackcurrant, plum and spice characters dominating the nose. The palate is fresh with voluminous and forward, spice, berry and plum flavors obvious. These flavors are complimented by hints of sweet oak. The wine has great length with a persistent, smooth and clean finish.

87% Shiraz, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec

My Notes:

About Water Wheel:

The present Water Wheel operation is the brainchild of Peter Cumming whose family have long been established as successful growers of tomatoes and cherries around Bridgewater-on-Loddon to the north-west of Bendigo in central Victoria. Peter studied winemaking at Roseworthy, and after a few excellent years as winemaker for Hickinbotham at the old Anakie vineyard near Geelong, threw himself boots and all into the Water Wheel business. His driving ambition as a relatively inexperienced winemaker was to capture as much flavor on the palate of his wines as he possibly could, precisely the edge that Water Wheel still retains over so many of its competitors.