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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Deisen Mataro 2005

Good to see Mataro getting some shelf space in its own right, rather than as a component of a GSM blend.  That said, the best examples come from old vines, as the Teusner crew proclaim: "A young root is just no good!".

This example from 2005 was clearly one of the early trend-setters in bringing a single variety Mataro to the party.

It smells of Black Forest gateaux, with a dark mass of black fruit at its core.  Leathery, earthy and even though it is six years old, still the presence of some good primary fruit.

Tarry notes carry through the palate where a touch of creaminess radiates out.  Good, definite and persistent finish - one of those wines where the flavour lasts long after it has slid down your throat.

Source: Retail, Grand Central Cellars
Price: $39
Alcohol: 14.5%$
Closure: Cork


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