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Friday 12 September 2014

Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz 2013

Another schist hot release from Dom Torzi and Tracy Matthews, albeit with a slightly different vibe to the 2012 - who said Australian wine was homogenous?

Smells like malty chocolate, touches of dough and vanilla oak - fruit wins out with time, being black fruit dominant.

Slick and slippery - a glycerol feel to things. Black fruit here, suggestion of some kalamata olive, peanut shells, chocolate and licorice root. It throws the shackles off with a bit of time and air (hence the + sign here).

Softer tannins than I recall from '12, length holds up well. 90+

Tasted on: Monday 8th September, a Root to Flower day 
Source: Sample
Price: $20
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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