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Friday, 17 August 2012

Massena Mataro 2010

Most likely a one-off production, a lack of Grenache meaning no Moonlight Run produced in that year.

A pretty, bright, enticingly perfumed Mataro.  Still retains Mataro's typical choc-cherry-plum character, augmented by some cracked pepper.  Smells a little lighter, not bad nor good, a point of difference.

Again, lightness - yet dark fruit with a core of fruit sweetness on the palate.  A little short in the mouth, tannin coming on and the finish building with licorice.  Tannin is fine, suggestive of gentle extraction, and overall the finish is excellent with Asian spice rounding things out.  Excellent value.  91 - Very Good

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


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