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Friday, 26 August 2016

Ballycroft Small Berry Mataro Shiraz 2012

A blend of Mataro (51%) and Shiraz (49%).

I like how winemaker Joe Evans plays with Mataro, harnessing it’s inherent depth of aroma to capture a wine that’s like peering into the abyss. Here, Mataro has been paired with Barossa stalwart Shiraz to create a wine that offers depth, of liquorice and that heady plummy darkness.
More of the same on the palate, where some fine, sandy tannin gives the wine a textural bed about which to carry itself. No hint of its 15% alcohol, yes it’s a bigger wine, but well balanced and full of flavour.

Generous length, a little coffee note in the mix too. Could drink it for days. 92

Tasted on: Saturday 2nd July, a Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $23
Alcohol: 15%
Closure: Screwcap

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