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Australian Wine Centre

Adelina Shiraz Mataro 2019

Adelina's Shiraz/Mataro (56:44) is 100% sourced from the Springfarm area; the Shiraz is Adelina Estate fruit blended with some grapes from the Aberfeldy vineyard (now run by Jim McDowell and Anne Brown), while the Mataro is drawn from the mature Ashton vineyard "just up the road". Predominantly from vines planted between 1890 and 1930, typically red sandy sites on clay base, slate and limestone predominate as well. Elevation varies between 400-460 meters. All up, an imposing 65 per cent of this wine comes off vines with an age of around 100 years. Production wise it's Adelina's usual routine; all fruit is handpicked and destemmed mostly into open fermenters, with a small portion fermented in Col's new Italian, unlined concrete vats. Both fermentations are with wild yeasts and the wine is matured in French oak barriques (a modest 10-15% per cent new) for 14 months.

"Like the previous release of this wine, this is a ridiculous bargain. It's a savoury, spicy red with dark cherry, crushed poppyseed, blackcurrant, nettle and meat pan juices. Cool, punchy and with plenty of fine, powdery tannins--it's a crazy value for those who love intense, savoury reds.
"This has lots going for it. Rich perfume of dark berries, sweet earth, dried flowers, very aromatic but feels kind of savoury. The palate is the same, bloody and rich, hewn with sheets of grippy, grunty tannins, upfront whips away quickly, feels tight, the finish a cavalcade of tumbling tannin, gamey fruit, piquant, tactile spice and minerally stony qualities. Boom. That somewhat missing front palate might just be the go now, but we get something serious to finish. I like it, all up." 93+ points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front

 

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