Deep plum red.
Scents of black olive and dark black cherry laced with mixed spices/herbs.
A familial meatiness – Italian pork sausage, pepperoni?
Dark chocolate notes and a skerrick of liquorice.
Aromatically difficult to varietally unscramble the blend… No need.
Mataro’s green tea-leaf characters immediately apparent, as is Mataro’s inky/rubbly palate imprint.
Grainy/particulate/powdery tannins throughout. Ditto, barely perceptible oak (some vanillin, crushed biscotti flavours).
Evocative Shiraz fruits and savouriness dominate the mid-palate.
Refreshingly medium-bodied, enticingly textured. Drinking strongly endorsed!