Current Vintage: 2015
Based on a vineyard we believe to be in the order of around 140 years of age. We do a couple of picks to get a range of ripeness and acidity levels to enable a good base of wines to blend from.
Review: 95 points (QWine)
“I could sit on a glass of this all night and be satisfied. Damn it’s good. Sourced from a 135 year old vineyard, the wine sees time in puncheons. Take a whiff and eucalypt aromas hit me straight up. Add to that purple flowers, violets, and kirsch. Filling the mouth beautifully, it sits pretty carrying a medium body profile. Smooth feels, I just want to kick back in a big comfy chair with it. Tim Smith admits Mataro is a hard sell, but when you have quality wine produced like this from wonderfully aged vines, a standing ovation is more than appropriate. Drink now to ten years.” – Steve Leszczynski
Review: 94+ points (The Winefront)
“Blackberry, liquorice, lavender and rosemary, spice and roast beef. Medium bodied, juiciness of fruit with an almost blackcurranty Nero d’Avola kind of sweetness, cut back with beef and dried herb, acidity is fresh and perky and tannin is silty and well settled in the back of the wine. Has density and concentration, without being too heavy or thick. Finish is raspberried and long. It’s a wine that will take a number of years to reveal its full potential, though there’s certainly interest and drinkability now. Excellent.” – Gary Walsh