Georges Mataro 2019

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Varietal Mataro rarely seems to be more than an occasional cameo to round out a portfolio. This one is most definitely deserving of a much better billing. A cracking example and a thoroughly enjoyable wine. From their Bass Hill Vineyard, it was bottled simply because the fruit really stood up and stood out. This is a deep maroon in colour. It is powerful and burly, entirely in keeping with what one expects from the variety, with blackcurrants, spices, cranberries, coffee grinds, warm earth and mushrooms topped by hints of plums. There is some serious grip here and good length too. Big, burly, slightly old-fashioned but delicious. A good fifteen to twenty years ahead for this wine, for those with patience.

Variety: Red Wine, Mataro