Friday, 4 August 2017

Hayes Family Wines Mataro Shiraz 2015

Quite a satisfying and soothing piece here. Something to chill out with on a chilly evening - slippers on, chocolate at the ready to wedge into the side of your mouth with Sade's Smooth Operator or those golden tonsils of Barry White whispering in the background. You choose.

An 80/20 Mataro Shiraz blend from the Barossa sub-region of Ebenezer. I just want to get knee deep in this. Perhaps Adele's Rolling in the Deep may be the more appropriate tune?

Sumptuous dark fruits. There's a good whiff of oak plus gentle vanilla. A lift of boysenberry pulls away from the prominent dark plums. That calm wash of fruit covers the mouth graciously with a neat dab of earthiness, but that flavour profile refuses to back down. Fine spices litter the finish which sits long and urges another sip. Smart wine - Andrew Seppelt on song.

Run to this, just take your slippers off first.

Great drinking now and for the medium term.

94/100

Region: Barossa Valley
RRP: $32
Source: Sample
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