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The Winefront 2009 MGS - Gary Walsh

2009 MGS, Tim Smith Wines. Mataro, I’d suggest, may soon become the other big calling card for the Barossa Valley. Here’s a blend of 55% Mataro, 39% Grenache with a nominal 6% Shiraz.

Interesting wine and a challenging one too. The flavour profile changed its spots a couple of times during tasting, but one thing stayed the same - its rigid sense of structure and shape. Meaty and peppery initially with juicy raspberry and cherry fruit coming to the fore with air, coal and dried herbs adding complexity. It’s firm, fresh and shapely through the mouth, not much more than medium bodied, with a slightly uncompromising, unfailing sense of its own dark Mataro purpose. Touch of bitterness on the finish. I think it’s trying to tell me, in a thickly accented voice, that it wants to be left alone for a while - given some time to brood in peace. 94 Points. Tasted: Apr10. Alc: 14.5% Drink: 2012 - 2020+