2018 Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Shiraz

2018 Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Shiraz

Felix Gentle

"Crushed violets, white pepper, smells of the Aussie bush!"

Felix Gentle

Sarah Linhart

"Loads of clove, anise and pepper with gorgeous texture and ripe fruit on the palate."

Sarah Linhart

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Felix Gentle

"Crushed violets, white pepper, smells of the Aussie bush!"

Felix Gentle

Sarah Linhart

"Loads of clove, anise and pepper with gorgeous texture and ripe fruit on the palate."

Sarah Linhart

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Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

Expert Reviews

95 Points - Nick Butler - The Real ReviewDark cherry-red colour with ruby edges. A complex mix of oak-spice, licorice, dried cranberries and plums. A luscious mouthfeel, skinsy and rich, prunes and black cherries. Acidity is measured, as are tannins. Just a delicious young glass of shiraz. Terrific
95 Points - Andrew Graham - ozwinereview.comFrom Dom Torzi & Tracy Matthews family vineyard at Mount McKenzie in the Eden Valley, this incorporates 20% whole bunches and some appassimento drying in the mix – yet you wouldn’t know it. Instead, this carries that faint hint of mint and rosemary of Eden Valley Shiraz fruit, the style ripe but moderate in its expanse. You’re still in the Barossa, and the plush palate attests to that. But the weight, the ‘ahh, just rightness’ mediumness and whafts of sausage feels cooler. Almost Adelaide Hills-esque. Ultimately, this smooth, well-weighted Shiraz is everything you’d want in an Eden Valley red. Superb.
95 Points - Gary Walsh - The Wine FrontIt’s back, last seen in the 2013 vintage. Rich and ripe, blackberry and blackcurrant of sweetness and intensity, mint chocolate, wheat, a little truffle and spice. Medium-bodied, dense and packed with thick ripe tannin, ripe raspberry and more savoury black olive and sundried tomato flavours. Finish is matted with ripe tannin and carries long. FD fans will be most pleased.

Tech stuff

Shiraz
Torzi Matthews
Eden Valley
2018
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Attractive aromas of native undergrowth alongside clove, anise, pepper and floral notes. The palate is rich and ripe with a milky texture and flavours of blood plum and blackberry confit.

How was it made?

Good rainfalls occurred in winter and spring, with moderate soil moisture for the growing season ahead. Spring as per usual serving up a slight frost during the first week of November reducing yields. The Estate showed healthy canopy heading into summer. January and February were warm and dry months, leading into early harvest in April to produce a deliciously generous complex Shiraz - bursting with deep aromatics and flavours. In the garage the hand harvested Shiraz fruit was gently destemmed, including 20% whole bunch into open top milk vats and fermented naturally with soft pump overs. Then basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and  unfiltered. 

Who made it?

Torzi Matthews is a food and winemaking partnership between Domenic Torzi and Tracy Matthews which began in 1996 when they stumbled across a small, frost-pocketed hollow in the beautiful Mt McKenzie, Eden Valley and fell in love with the area for its remoteness and its diverse thin soils. Domenic and Tracey run the winery with one guiding principal: that their land produce low yields of fruit which in turn translate into flavoursome European style wines – the style of wines needed to match their Mediterranean heritage and food.