It has a lifting sour cherry nose, with hints of balsam, vanilla and herbs. The palate is medium bodied with wild berry fruit aromas, a sweet silky mouthfeel and firm yet supple tannins, leading into a persistent fruity and spicy finish. Blend: 79% Shiraz, 21% Mourvedre.
A truly handcrafted, artisanal blend, perfectly composed with top-quality Shiraz and Mourvedre from very low-yielding, dry farmed vines in the famous Paarl region of South Africa.This big wine offers notes of blackberry, blueberry, chocolate, cherry, forest floor and sweet cedar.
The Black Pearl Mischief Maker is simply the latest in a string of excellent Shiraz offerings to flow from Mary-Lou Nash’s Black Pearl Vineyards. With the estate’s small production and the immediate success of Mary-Lou’s Mischief Maker, procuring enough Mischief Maker Shiraz in recent vintages to satisfy our members has become a truly daunting task. But at first you don’t succeed . The Mischief Maker offers a saturated purple color, an exhilarating bouquet of ripe blackberry, blueberry, and cassis infused with hints of rose petal and sandalwood. On the palate, the wine explodes in a display of opulent fruit and fine grained tannins that are sure to carry the wine forward for years to come. The 2013 Mischief Maker embodies a vibrancy, purity and sophistication rarely seen in other producers’ wines. The Mischief Maker reflects the energy, disarming charm, and total commitment of its winemaker – Mary-Lou Nash. Afford the 2013 Mischief Maker 30 minutes of aeration and the land and the people of Black Pearl will emerge to work magic in your glass. Serve cool (60°F). Enjoy!