2018 Majella Vintage Tasting – Majella The Malleea

A flight of Majella The Malleea vintage was the second set of wines that we tasted as a part of the Wine Exchange Asia 2018 Majella Vintage Tasting at New Ubin Seafood @ Chijmes.

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Majella the Malleea

“Malleea” is an Aboriginal term that means “green paddock”.

The first vintage of the Malleea was produced in 1996. The Mallea is only produced when there are ideal growing conditions that will produce a premium quality wine.

Majella only use the finest parcels of fruit from their oldest vines, which, if you missed it in my post about Majella Cabernet Sauvignon, were first planted in 1968.

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Winemaking

Majella  use the finest parcels of fruit from our oldest vines, ferment them gently in our modern fermentation cellar, and then finish off the ferment in new french oak hogsheads. The wine is then aged for another 18 months in these barrels before being bottled in
imported fine Italian bottles.

https://www.majellawines.com.au/our-wines/the-malleea

The Tasting

Oz’s Ratings

Icon wdt_ID Rating Description
1 1 out of 5 Bug spray, good for cleaning or powering vehicles
2 2 out of 5 Acceptable at a pinch (must be extremely desperate)
3 2.5 out of 5 Drinkable, might improve with age or decanting, good for the last bottle of the night when there is nothing else available
4 3 out of 5 A good wine, may improve with time, a quaffer
5 3.5 out of 5 A very good wine, worth a try and probably a bit of patience if it is a young wine
6 4 out of 5 A great wine! Recommended by Oz
7 4.5 out of 5 A great wine, definitely one that Oz recommends!!
11 5 out of 5 Amazing, WoW. Highly recommended, please give me more!

Majella The Malleea Tasting

My picks of this flight were:

  • 2001 Majella the Malleea
  • 2004 Majella the Mallea
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Name: Majella The Malleea
Year: 2001
Region: Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Shiraz
Oz's Rating: 4 out of 5

Medium deep crimson with a hint of red brick edging in appearance, the reserved nose is an enjoyable combination of dark berry, pepper, cedar and subtle spice aromas. The medium-bodied palate is smooth with soft savoury tannins and a medium to long finish

A great wine, one of my favs... Drinking very well now, should have a few more years in it if cellared well.
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Name: Majella The Malleea
Year: 2002
Region: Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Shiraz
Oz's Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Medium deep crimson with red brick edging in appearance, the subtle nose has a pleasant combination of plum, dark berries, pepper and spice aromas. The subtle medium-bodied palate is slightly sour on the outside of the tongue with savoury tannins and a medium to long finish

Still developing, has not peaked yet.
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Name: Majella The Malleea
Year: 2004
Region: Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Shiraz
Oz's Rating: 4 out of 5

Vivid deep crimson in appearance, the complex nose has a pleasant mix of plum, spice, mint and mocha aromas. The medium-bodied palate with soft, lithe tannins and an enjoyable medium to long finish

Really enjoyed this, the wine is still evolving as well, can't wait to see what happens next with this.
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Name: Majella The Malleea
Year: 2009
Region: Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Shiraz
Oz's Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Rich deep garnet in appearance, the nose has a perfumed mixture of plum, green peppercorn and subtle cedar aromas. The medium-bodied palate is balanced with savoury tannins and a medium to long finish

Still developing, still to reach its peak.
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Name: Majella The Malleea
Year: 2010
Region: Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Shiraz
Oz's Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Youthful rich deep crimson in appearance, the nose has a mixture of plum, black berry and mint aromas. Has a savoury medium-bodied palate with developing, lithe tannins and a medium to long finish

Still developing, has years of development to go.
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"Name: Majella The Malleea
Year: 2013
Region: Coonawarra, South Australia, Australia
Varietal: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Shiraz
Oz's Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Rich deep crimson in appearance, the restrained nose has a pleasant combo of black berry, black pepper and spice aromas. Has a subtle medium-bodied palate with fine tannins and a medium to long finish

Young, showing the signs that patience will be well rewarded."
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Oz’s Wine Reviews

Wine Reviews

Cheers!

2 thoughts on “2018 Majella Vintage Tasting – Majella The Malleea

  • October 14, 2018 at 12:02 pm
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    From the other table that night. 2001 Malleea was WOTN for me. Cheers!

    Reply
    • October 14, 2018 at 12:12 pm
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      It was good.

      Reply

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