2009 Yelland and Papps Divine Mataro

Sourced from bush vines planted in the Greenock region of the Barossa Valley in the 1880s. The fruit was handpicked and the juice saw 24 months in old French oak.

Plenty of structure to support intense black and lifted blue fruits, ironstone, earth, nori and varietal Asian spices. It needs time really. The acidity is riding a bit too high at the moment and the gum creeping tannin will hold it in good stead will you wait. The interplay between sweeter fruits and savoury elements is well judged and there is plenty of drive and power without baggage of the cumbersome kind.  Over the years the slightly skeletal frame should fill out and the wine will come together. I wouldn’t blow your money drinking it now but the promise is obvious. 93+ Very Good – Excellent

Region: Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 14.8%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $102
Tasted: November 2012


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