Dark, spicy and built for max expression. Built over a foundation of blackberry and red plums this is punchy, expressive Mataro of spice rubbed meat, tea smoke and beef jerky. It’s fresh and complex, moreish and highly engaging.
93 POINTS - Dave Brookes, Halliday Wine Companion
Mataro sourced from the parishes of Moppa, Vine Vale and Bethany, 17% whole bunches, pressed to tank until blending and bottling, unfined and unfiltered. Vibrant purple-red hue in the glass with characters of ripe plums and macerated berry fruits, deep spice, pressed flowers and a distinct meaty, earthen edge. Glossy and pure, with just a dusting of amaro herbs, fine billowy tannins, an airy demeanor and a whole lot of inherent drinkability.
95 Points - Winestate Best of new releases Wine Show
92 POINTS - Gabrielle Poy, The Real Review
Opaque purple colour, this wine is alive with blue and black spiced fruits, like wafts of blueberry jam from a boiling pot on the stove. The palate echoes the pure expression of blueberries from the nose—this is beautifully fruited and utterly delicious. Nothing detracts from the core of fruit. It's delightful.
90 Points - jamessuckling.com 4th October, 2022
This has a deep purple color, with plenty of blackberries, blackcurrants, raspberries and dried flowers. Bright and juicy, with sleek tannins and crunchy acidity. Medium-bodied. Youthful and approachable mataro. Unfined and unfiltered. Drink now. Screw cap.