Wendouree Shiraz-Mataro 2016

Australia, SA, Clare Valley
#Red  #Shiraz / Syrah  #Shiraz Blend  #Wendouree  #Wendouree Shiraz Mataro  #South Australia  #Clare Valley  


"Here be 60% Shiraz and 40% Mataro from 1893 Central, 1919 Eastern, and 1920 Eastern bush vines. History.

I love the meaty hazelnut thing that Mataro brings to the table, and that umami character is strong here. Blackberry, some spice, mint chocolate, camphor in the background. Medium to full-bodied, quite tannic, perhaps a little raw and blocky, furry maybe, at least within the frame of reference for the 2016 Cabernet / Malbec wines from Wendouree. Acidity is fresh, cool and fine, It’s somewhat primal, and primary. Unresolved, though I suspect time may treat it well. Let’s see."

Gary Walsh, Wine Front, 93+ Points, July 2018