This irreplaceable vineyard was planted in 1847 by Ann Jacobs, just eleven years after the foundation of South Australia putting them amongst the oldest in the world. Situated between Jacob’s Creek and the North Para River the vineyard gets its name from the Indigenous word ‘Moorooroo’ meaning ‘meeting of two waters’.
Made from the last four remaining rows of shiraz planted by Ann Jacobs in 1847 this wine has become more than a collectors item. It is highly sought after by both wine collectors and wine drinkers. Known for being delicate, balanced, refreshing and complex. With a controlled intensity and super fine tannins it encompasses everything we love about wines from the Southern end of the Barossa Valley;
the 2019 Moo shows inviting dark berry fruit, fresh vanilla bean and an almost floral petal like note reveal themselves on the nose, shyly at first but with a quickening pace and a building crescendo over time after opening. On the palate the wine makes a further statement and really make its mark with a mouth filling, chewy dark berry fruit quality which treads the line between a genuine depth of flavour whilst retaining a vitality and brightness. The fruit holds long until the very back and showcases the quality of the raw materials and leaves the drinker with a decadent, indulgent and savouring aftertaste.
Closure Type – Cork
Volume – 750ml
Vine Age – Ancestor (>125years)
Alcohol – 14.5%
Ageing Potential – Drink now until 2032
Notes : Hand harvested and then crushed into traditional open top fermenters, the wine undergoes pre-fermentation cold soak before being either gently pumped over or punched down by hand according to winemaker specifications so as to obtain optimal colour and retain complex fruit flavours. Additional post-fermentation maceration usually occurs before the wine is then drained and pressed to barrel. Free run and pressings are usually kept separate and a combination of new and aged oak barrels are used for a maturation of between 18-24 months. The wine is then prepared for bottling before seeing some further time in bottle prior to release.
Dense and rich, it’s a wine which is generously moreish seeing two years in French oak and a further 12 months in bottle before release. Outstanding presentation, the fruit wades around the mouth with absolute ease. Dark fruits, the hero here, are flanked by vanilla and wood spices. Powerful yet restrained at the same time, it’s super smooth with fine powdery tannins to finish. Something special indeed.
Drink now but it will continue to develop well into the long term.