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Monday, 25 February 2013

William Hunt Light Pass Mataro 2010

Pirate Cru are Negociant team Jennifer Graham and Dirk Pettigrew. A significant Barossa focus, with interests in McLaren Vale and Canbera, their typical crush is around 250 tonnes per vintage. The Light Pass vineyard from which the fruit comes is secured on a viticultural lease.

This, their first Mataro, is naturally of interest to one such as I. One hundred dozen made, off of a single site in the Light Pass district. Plum brandy, damp/ heady moist cake, lick of boot-polish and a touch of spice.

Glycerol feel, tar and licorice, with a hint of chicory bitterness. Slathered on thick on the palate at first, dark chocolate envelopes you. Shows Mataro's familiar depth.

Fine tannin to conclude, palate flavour flows through to the finish, concluding with a touch of warmth.  Of a style that certainly has appeal. 89 - Good

Tasted on: Wednesday 23rd January, a Root Day
Source: Sample
Price: $?
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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[This blog was edited on 07/04/2013 at 21:30 to reflect additional information that Dirk Pettigrew kindly supplied in relation to the holdings of Pirate Cru]


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