An Australian Wine Blog

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Geddes Experimental Mataro 2010

On opening, this was like Spinal Tap meets Metallica's 'Black Album' - all black, and peppery with szechuan spice, twisty licorice, pepper, black molasses.  Yet like hardcore fans of the latter band with that offering, you could possibly be disappointed for it didn't seem to go on from there.

It promised much, yet didn't deliver what it had initially indicated it would do.  Day 1 it was a dark fruited mix with hints of tar and licorice. The palate was slick, schmick, doffing its bowler hat to Grenache with some hints of juicy, gummy fruit - ably supported by some fine drying tannin.

Beyond that it retreated into itself.  It held up over 4 days, just a shade of its former promise.  88 - Good It's good, just drink on day one.
Source: Gift
Price: $?
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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