Halliday 96James Suckling 93
Barossa Valley

2012 Spinifex Old Vine Mataro

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The identity of the vineyard is not disclosed, but it's very good on the incontrovertible evidence of this remarkable mataro, a variety that is notoriously difficult to manage on its own in the winery. The colour is excellent, as is the depth of the complex fruits that range across red and purple into a savoury/earthy eventide of flavours and dusty tannins. Read more
Critic Reviews
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96 POINTS
James Halliday - Halliday's Wine Companion

The identity of the vineyard is not disclosed, but it's very good on the incontrovertible evidence of this remarkable mataro, a variety that is notoriously difficult to manage on its own in the winery. The colour is excellent, as is the depth of the complex fruits that range across red and purple into a savoury/earthy eventide of flavours and dusty tannins.

Expert Review
93 POINTS
James Suckling

Such classy, smooth old vine style here. Rolls out with ribbon-like tannins, carrying stony plum and blueberry fruits. Noteworthy and pure mataro here. Drink now to 2025. Screw cap.

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Technical Attributes
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Tasting Notes

It has all the exceptional power you would hope of an old vine Barossa Mataro, and then some. There is a big mouth filling attack of spicy blackcurrant, inky, poppy seed noted fruit and a powdery, savoury structure, which, only after four years is beginning to resolve itself. The finish scents the breath with plenty of spice and earthy notes-the hallmark of great old vine Mataro for Pete Schell.

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Winemakers Note

Not to be confused with the Old Vine Moculta Single Vineyard releases from the same year, this wine was sourced from a selection of 90 year old Barossa Mataro rooted in the Lights Pass sub-region between Angaston and Nuriootpa. Fermented naturally, the wine spent a total of three weeks on skins before 16 months in old French oak, and then a stretch in stainless steel to freshen the wine up.

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