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Thursday 8 August 2013

Chapel Hill Mourvèdre 2011

Third vintage of Chapel Hill's Mataro tasted (after the 2009 and 2010). Has that familiar damp and heady, plum and black cherry, spice-tinged nose. Shows a little oak too, just in support. Touch of herbal, woody character that has been evidenced in cooler vintages.

Lighter in body, spice and pepper laden; fine, powdery/ dusty tannin. Really enjoyed its sense of composure  smoothness, with an almost fluffy feel to the wine in mouth.

Finishes with a bitter, licorice and chocolate twist - sustained presence. Just lacks a bit of depth, a product of its time and place. 89 - Good 

Tasted on: Friday 2nd August, a Root Day
Source: Sample
Price: $?
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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