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The Wine Front - Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh. Tim Smith MGS 2008.

Good on him for calling it Mataro, of which there is 60%, then Grenache 24% with the other bits made up of Shiraz.
Well it’s extremely good, that’s what it is. Love at first sip. Floral, blackberried and meaty all at once with a lightly earthen aspect, and soft, soft but also firm with terrific shape - much like a Dunlopillow.
It’s juicy but not sweet and has no noisome oak - made much like a classic Chateauneuf I’d wager and beautifully done too, exhibiting supreme balance and drinkability. Just smashing really and good to the last - drank the whole bottle (over two nights).

Tasted : Jun09. Alc : 14.5%. Price : $28. Closure : Screwcap. Drink : 2010 – 2018. Rated 94 Points.