Matchbox Wine Co Malbec 2012, Clare Valley, SA

$30 direct from winery. Fruit from 1980 vines that was wild fermented in seasoned French oak puncheons. Intense inky purple ruby colour. Lifted aromas of violets, blueberry syrup and fresh pepper. A weighty wine texture-wise, like a whole ream of silk. Dry, full-bodied wine of high acidity and soft fruity tannins. A tasty wine, plenty of dark berry fruit, black cherry, blueberry, blackcurrant liquor, slightly savoury. Hint of dark chocolate on the finish. This would be great with a pork belly stew with rich sticky sauces. Drink now – 2015. 91+/100.


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I am a neuroscience researcher in Melbourne, Australia with a keen interest in wines of the world.
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