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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Woods Crampton Mataro 2010

I've always been impressed by the imports in the Fourth Wave portfolio.  This is the first domestic wine I have seen from them and it is quite simply a stunning debut.

Candied orange peel and small berry juiciness bound up with some furtive black plum, dark cherry and a hint of stalky/ woody elements.  At turns dark and brooding; yet also light and fresh.  Light and dark, night and day.

Entry shows further complexity, medium weight, smooth and seamless on entry - then it shifts gear: delivering cherry, layered complexity and a modicum of spice.

Persistence par excellence, I was in raptures at this point, a complex mix of fruit and spice - yet achieved with balance and poise.  Oh and that length, quite simply outstanding.  Did i mention it is $25 per bottle?   94 - Outstanding

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

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