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Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Dub Style Mataro No.1 2015

"Rocker to rocker, raver to raver

Turn up the bass why don't you do us all a favour
Rocker to rocker, raver to raver
Turn up the bass why don't you do us all a favour"

~ Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dub, Apollo440

Except, well, I am. Dub Style.

If Inkwell wines are the album cut live, made from single vineyards without addition, then Dub Style are the remixes, not necessarily tricked up, but where the producer employs the nuances of the trade at the mixing desk.

From the winery: "aged for 15 months in neutral french oak hogheads, these barrels were selected for the purity of expression of the variety and because they were just juicy goodness that had to be bottled".

Immediately savoury, nutty - with those deep black fruit notes resonating like a signature bass line. 

Fine and glossy on entry, as good wines do, straddles that fine line between light and juicy, with a chewy-fudge edge. Fine tannins supplement these qualities and flow on, bringing on their journey coffee grounds, licorice...And just when you think you're done, there that hazel/walnut thing happening again. 

Superb. And that it's well packaged is a further addition. 91

Tasted on: Thursday 26th July, a Fruit day 
Source: Sample
Price: $30
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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