Dark fruits, earth, mace and five spice dominate the nose. The palate shows complexity with a rich dark berry character, waves of spice and firm grip. Excellent Mataro vintage with fruit sourced from old dry grown bush vines.
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.