The Barossa Valley Shiraz Grenache Mataro 2018 is a juicy, dense and more-ish bright garnet coloured red.
The fruit is delightful on the nose with raspberry leaf and pastille fruits jostling to the fore coupled with appealing meats with hints of osso buco or beef ragu. At the early stage of maturation there is also a scent of quince jelly and inky-berried aromas which may reveal more over time.
The palate reveals a juice, dense and more-ish quality that is stamped with Barossa integrity. Super-fine tannins permeate across the palate and a background oak, ever so distant, lingers.
Last tasted in March 2020, this can be stretched out to 2035.
91 – James Halliday, The Wine Companion
“A 68/22/10% blend, each component matured for 12–15 months in used American oak. Obviously enough, the accent is firmly on the fruit, which is nothing if not honest. Makes life easy in deciding when to drink it – ready now, but will run for 15+ years thanks to its screw cap.”