Tim Smith Barossa Mataro Grenache Shiraz 2018
Old vines, old barrels, unfined and unfiltered. Tim Smith delivers another lively, generous and affordable Barossan red and I like it.
Dark purple red, it’s loaded with squishy berries without losing the meaty, dark and brooding Mataro edge. It’s juicy, but not shallow, and you can taste all the components here – that moody Mataro, the red lolly Grenache, the dark plum Shiraz. A picture of well handled fruit, no oak intrusion, and good concentration all at a super price. Thumbs up.
Best drinking: Now to at least ten years. 17.7/20, 92/100. 14%, $28. Would I buy it? Well worth sharing a bottle.
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