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Gourmet Traveller Wine - 2010 MGS review

2010 Tim Smith Wines, Mataro Grenache Shiraz, Barossa.

Tim Smith catapulted the Chateau Tanunda wines to international acclaim before departing to focus on his Barossa brand. Here he eschews the usual Rhone-style GSM blend in favour of a Bandol look-a-like, mataro leads the way supported by grenache with the shiraz component well in the background. Vibrant aromatics of violets, raspberry jubes and allspice with hints of warm earth and bitter chocolate pave the way for a rich, palate of yellow plum, cloudberry and dark cherry. Gravelly tannins add a rustic touch. PB.