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THE DOG STRANGLER MATARO 2017

 

The wonderful world of wine gives us around 60 or more synonyms for one of our favourite varieties, Mataro, well-known ones such as Mourvedre and Monastrell, lesser known ones such as Balzac and Exparte. We love the mutts at Teusner ( dogs can sometimes out number humans!)… it’s somewhat ironic that we chose this particular name for Mataro…Estrangle Chien in France…The Dog Strangler in the Barossa.

 

Thanks Tyson Seltzer  for 92 points and James Halliday for 95 points – equal to a gold medal.

 

92 points

“By stark contrast to its name, this is a particularly tame mataro, with the freshness of crunchy rhubarb over a succulent core of strawberry and raspberry fruit. True to its aspiration, this is a soft style of gentle, cuddly tannins, well freshened by lively acidity. It concludes long and enticing. Versatile in food-matching dexterity, it will improve for the medium-term. Impressive.”

 

Tyson Seltzer – WBM

 

95 points

“While it’s a proverbial name, it won’t enhance the wine’s prospects with canine lovers – which is a pity, for this is a very attractive mataro that has counterintuitively flourished in the cool vintage. The colour is bright and deep, the palate flush with spicy/plummy fruits, the tannins soft.”

 

Halliday Wine Companion 2019

$35.00

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“In the wide and wonderful world of wine you’ll find around 60 or more synonyms for one of our favourite varieties – Mataro. There’s the well-known ones such as Mourvedre and Monastrelland lesser known ones such as Balzac and Exparte. Now we love the mutts at Teusner (where dogs can sometimes out number humans!)…so it’s somewhat ironic that we chose this particular name for Mataro…EstrangleChienin France…The Dog Strangler in the Barossa! Select parcels of old vine Mataro have been sourced from all over the Barossa…from Vine Vale, Greenock, Moppa and Ebenezer…all vinified separately to produce a wine that is complex and a pleasure to drink. Another ripper year for all things wine in the Barossa, with great conditions throughout the growing seasons producing amazing wines…with Mataro no exception. Plenty of dark plum, mulberry fruits and five spice character on this Dog’s nose. Rich, savoury and spicy on the palate…all the stuff that makes us love this variety in abundance. This Dog is clearly ‘Best in Show’!”

KYM TEUSNER, CHIEF DOG HANDLER

2017 The Dog Strangler Mataro

 

“By stark contrast to its name, this is a particularly tame mataro, with the freshness of crunchy rhubarb over a succulent core of strawberry and raspberry fruit. True to its aspiration, this is a soft style of gentle, cuddly tannins, well freshened by lively acidity. It concludes long and enticing. Versatile in food-matching dexterity, it will improve for the medium-term.” 92 points

Tyson Seltzer – WBM

 

“While it’s a proverbial name, it won’t enhance the wine’s prospects with canine lovers – which is a pity, for this is a very attractive mataro that has counterintuitively flourished in the cool vintage. The colour is bright and deep, the palate flush with spicy/plummy fruits, the tannins soft.”95 points 

Halliday Wine Companion 2019

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