Mitchell Harris Pyrenees Mataro 2012
Mataro – a tricky grape to get perfectly ripe, even from old bushvines in warm Barossa. Seems even trickier in cooler western Victoria.
10% whole bunches used in the ferment, the wine matured for 18 months in old oak.
Meaty! Deep, licoricey, black jube fruit. Very deep but rustic, backwards and a little hard, the fruit not quite translating onto the palate. Limitless depth, but without the generosity. Drink: 2018-2026. 16.5/20, 88/100
Details: 13%, $28, Screwcap, Sample
Would I buy it? No.
Buy online: Mitchell Harris website