Shiraz and Mataro make great partners as is seen in the classic wines from Wendouree, with Mataro providing a savoury, muscular edge to the sweet fleshy Shiraz fruits. And there is plenty of rich, Barossa sweetness to be found here with ripe blackberry, chocolate and mulberry fruits lifted by some animal skin and ground spice aromas all well supported by toasty oak. It’s then full-bodied on the palate with ample sweet fruit underpinned by rustic tannins which give impact and help to draw out a finish of good length. It’s crying out for a classic hamburger, stacked high with the lot.
Gomersal Wines Lyndoch Road Shiraz Mataro 2018