In the same mould as the 2010, this years’ Mataro really offers up some profound complexity. Bursting with primary fruit, five spice, mace, tar and leather, it’s a large scale, intriguing wine to be enjoyed with rich gamey meat dishes.
This may well be one of the best wines I’ve ever bottled- but then again, I am a self-confessed Mataro nut! Mataro is always a bit of a raffle, but when you hit pay dirt, it’s a bloody delight. The 2010 is meaty and rich and full juicy primary fruit. At 3 years old, the latest it’s ever been released, it’s as fresh as a daisy. Drinking beautifully now, it is also the one Mataro I look forward to cellaring for a couple of decades.
The Mataro looks a little lighter on it’s feet than its Predecessors. It’s more fruit driven and fun. It’s showing a lot of spice on the nose which is very typical of both Grenache and Mataro from this excellent vintage.
The 2007 Mataro has a nose similar to 2004 and the palate of 2005. It is restrained when you smell it, but on the palate it is some kind of prehistoric monster. I love the Mataro from our Vine Vale region and this is everything it should be.