St Hugo Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2014

This is an older St Hugo grenache, shiraz and mataro (mourvèdre) (aka GSM) from the Barossa and the 2014 vintage.  My modest hopes were rewarded with a wine of interest.  The wine opens to correct and varietal aromas of cherry, chocolate and char.  The palate is full bodied, the alcohol high and its expression of... Continue Reading →

Greenock Creek Mataro 2015

This wine is a straight mataro from Greenock Creek in the Barossa Valley.  Mataro is a synonym for mourvèdre, the latter being in more general worldwide usage. The alcohol is listed in the low 14s and is a pleasing respite from the very high alcohol shiraz wines of this producer.  In the glass, the wine... Continue Reading →

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