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Monday, 11 November 2019

Pirate Cru William Hunt Old Vine Mataro 2015

WIlliam Hunt, in the words of Chief Pirateer Dirk Pettigrew: "Bearded Christian pugilist, a realist and traditionalist with an enquiring eye for natural beauty found in the detail." Old vines, planted back in the Victorian era, and hence a nod to the artisans of the day. A time of a search for reform and improvement, of fighting against the church.

To the wine in question, the stawart Mataro, from a small block of dry grown, old vine Mataro in the Barossa's Vine Vale sub-region. 

At four years it's redolent of what might be considered the markers of old Vine Mataro: of blue fruit and subtle licorice hints. 

Medium bodied, fine grained tannin, yet it grows in stature across the palate. Blueberry and Mulberry, primarily, form the predominant flavour across the palate. Initial fruit hints borne of the Blueberry and Mulberry deliver a subtle pop of flavour that delivers - generously. 92 

Tasted on: Saturday 28th September, a Fruit to Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

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