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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Murray Street Vineyards Black Label Mataro 2010

Aromatically complex, akin to driving up a mountain pass, something different greeting you at each turn: chocolate coated black cherries, a baked crumble of red and black fruits; then the savoury elements - coffee compounds, beef consomme, Bovril, a faint whiff of violet.

Smooth on entry, showing itself to be a wine of substance - palate weight filling the mouth; shape across the palate - a tarry, black fruited core concluding with the now familiar liquorice of Mataro.

There's length too, slowly fading to a conclusion, showing moderate tannin, Szechuan spice and resurgent black fruit.  92 - Very Good.

Source: Sample
Price: $25
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

1 comment:

  1. Nice one Stu. I am currently on the swig with this one and was wondering what to make of it so came to Mr Mataro himself. Well put.