Reviewer:

The Vinsomniac
04 August 2012

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Flaxman Wines, Mataro 2010

For me, a good Mataro experience starts with a glimpse into the Abyss.  A dark, swirling, complex, heady aroma; leading, tempting, inviting you in.

Cherry, chocolate, blood plum, beetroot and hints of iron and earth.  It's full bodied, a fuller mouthfeel; a dark-fruited mass, the feeling of some supporting oak, the alcohol providing revealing glimpses of itself.

It's a real sensory assault, with fennel and citrus hints thrown in the mix too.  Matters conclude with licorice and a peppery twist.  There's lots going on, there often is with good Mataro.  I first tried the Flaxman Mataro with the 2009 release, and whilst I think that wine has the edge on this, I do feel winemaker Col Sheppard has a good hand on the tiller with the variety.

 


Price: $37
Wine Category: Other Red
Rating: 92
Cellar: 6-8 years
Winery Website: www.flaxmanwines.com.au
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