Allegiance Wines Local Legend Mataro Graciano Shiraz 2021


I will suggest that I doubt that Mother Teresa ever thought she’d be quoted on an Aussie wine bottle, but that does not mean it is not appropriate. 61% Mataro, 17% Graciano, 17% Shiraz and 4% Carignan (well, just over for each, to make up the missing 1%). Each component is treated differently and the final blend assembled just before bottling. Inky purple, the nose has cherries, spices, bergamot, coffee grinds and chocolate topped by cloves and aniseed. There is firm grip here too and the wine really does persist. Linear and focused, expect this to drink very well for 6-8 years. Lots to like and room to improve.