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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Rusden Full Circle Mataro 2009

Lovely back label story, albeit tinged with sadness where Christian Canute (assumed) talks of growing up during the vine pull, seeing stacks of 80 year old Mataro piled up to burn.  How we suffer from those dark days, and from an oft-repeated failure to appreciate that which should be.

Oh Mataro, let me count the ways I love thee.  Cracked pepper over plum and black cherry.  Generously tinged with Moroccan spice.

Lightness on entry, almost in defiance of the variety.  Good fruit definition, in fact it is quite 'fruitsome' and also, here on the palate, complemented by generous hints of spice.  Enjoyable in that respect, but a little singular in its positive attributes.

Good length, a delight to drink and showing a little savoury twist on conclusion.  90 - Good

Tasted on: Tuesday 9th October, a Flower Day
Source: Sample
Price: $ 45
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

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