2021 Tim Smith Wines Mataro

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Tim Smith |Barossa Valley |Mataro/Mourvedre
An impressive example of a straight Mataro out of the Barossa Valley.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews

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This is one of the best examples of a varietal Mataro you will find in the Barossa Valley.

The fruit comes from two different sources on the Barossa floor: one an ancient vineyard planted over 140 years ago, the other planted over 70 years ago.

It's treated gently, raised in large format older oak, Smith looking to preserve the deep, dark, brooding flavours of these old, old vines.

You can't go wrong with Tim's take on this often overlooked Rhone variety.

A blend of usually two vineyards from the ‘floor’ of the Barossa Valley, one of them around 140 years of age, the other about 70 years of age. We age our Mataro in larger format older French barrels-usually 500 litre ’Puncheons’ to slow down the maturation and decrease the oak influence.

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Blend: Mataro (100%)
ABV: 14.50%
Closure: 750ml
Bottle Size:

95 Points - "So purple. Boysenberry, plenty of spice, new leather, aromatic with dried flowers and scrub herbs. Medium to full-bodied, quite the ‘mineral’ feel to it, deep and rumbling, but fresh too, with a bitter orange peel and meaty flavours mingling with vibrant purple fruit. Tannin is ripe, with fine chalky powdery grip, and a zesty savoury finish of excellent length. Black tea too, maybe. Very young, but already extremely good. A superb release." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews
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4 reviews
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    deshawn O.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    10 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Best mataro I've had

    very good

  • LW
    Lisa W.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Will buy this wine again for sure 😊

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    Sue H.
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    1 year ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Sue H

    What a wonderful wine. Loved the MGS too. Tim Smith wines fly under the radar a bit but are very good value for money.

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