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Monday 16 January 2012

Terra Felix Mourvédre 2006

$15 people, yes you read right - $15.  Mataro is not the cheapest variety on the shelves of your finest independent boozeatoriums, normally starting at around the $30 mark for anything of decent chop.  So to find this, well let's just say I was as happy as a P.I.G. in...

Cherry, damp wood and earthen notes.  A modicum of plum, and with some time in glass soft berry aromatics show themselves.  Good to see a touch of fruit still being thrown at 5-6 years of age.  

Medium bodied, a little short moving to the finish; drying tannins - a touch grainy.  A little ripe one suspects, a burning, focusing heat to the back of the throat (remember the price).  A drying wine.  What it lacks in finesse, or rather in Mataro's case - as I see it in good examples - refined depth.  Not quite sure where it hails from, I've opted for the Goulbourn Valley as that's where Mitchelton (where the wine's made) are based.

Don't get me wrong, this wine is very drinkable.  It disappeared in the one session around our way - and as always this is the ultimate accolade that can be paid to a wine.  Average-Good/ 87-88

Source: Retail
Price: $15
Closure: Screwcap

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good starter for someone looking at getting on board the #projectmataro express. Good to see this kind of Mataro at an affordable price too.