Saturday, 16 December 2017

First Drop Wines The Matador Garnacha 2016

The label says 'Grab it by the horns'. I'll second that. An easy go to - a sessional red if you will. A whole lot of fun with the enjoyment factor cranked high.

I see this style of red as a versatile type - aperitif on a cool evening, match with tapas for a no-nonsense pairing or even chill down in the fridge for 20 minutes on a warm night.

Attractive aromas of raspberries and dried rose petals, it builds to what seems to be overripe strawberries too. Some meaty flavours join the raspberry and strawberry fruit. A fine dusty of pepper meanders through the mouth.

In the end, wines like this aren't to be taken too seriously and will disappear from the glass in no time. Want a wine sure to please - all signs point to The Matador!

Drink now to five years.

91/100

Region: Barossa
RRP: $25
Source: Sample
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