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Tuesday 27 August 2013

Teusner Dog Strangler Mataro 2010

At the conclusion of a beautiful Sunday in Brisbane, having been hard at work in the garden, coming off the back of a bout of sickness - only one thing for it: strangle the dog.

I first looked at this wine nigh on two years ago to the day, two years on its worth a revisit.

Plum, black cherry, touches of new leather. Has that familiar dark, damp, moist, almost 'Jamaican Ginger Cake' feel, it's spice tinged, shows a touch of creosote - no "waffer theen meents" though - and muscovado sugar. In summary: cracking Mataro.

Medium-full bodied, persistent szechhuan spice that provides a foundation for the core of the wine. Lighter touches here too with violets, spice and woody elements, hints of licorice root. It's at turns complex, yet also offers a delightfully easy-going, oh-so-moreish feel to itself. Tannin is pared back, a mere suggestion of pebbly mineral wraps things up. In a very good spot at present. 93 - Very Good

Tasted on: Sunday 25th August, a Leaf Day 
Source: Cellar
Price: $28
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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