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2019 Tonic Mataro

Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$36. 99 Bottle
$443.88 Dozen
Minimum 12 bottles
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2020-2025)
ABV: 13.6%
Closure: Cork
Dark red core with black tinged edges and a bright red hue. Pronounced ripe plum and dark cherry aromas mix with red liquorice, raspberry jube, scorched earth, hints of new leather and spice. Bright juicy dark cherry and red plum fruits decorate the mid weighted palate with elements of red liquorice, earth, infusions of herbs and spice ensuing. Vivid acid structure with velvety tannins and a fleshy mouthfeel. Vibrant medium length aftertaste.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 13.6%

Other Reviews….
From Armagh and Auburn in the Clare Valley. Cops a healthy 65% whole bunch.
You want it savoury, you’ve got it savoury. Dried cherry, redcurrant jelly, rosehip, meat, dried herbs and spice. Medium-bodied, quite bloody and meaty, plenty of orange peel and dried herb lends a positive bitter twang, tannin has flesh and powdery grip, juicy orange and fresh strawberry acidity, and the finish runs long to carob, perfume and red fruits. No shortage of interest here. It’s a wonderful and expressive tilt at Mataro. Drink 2020-2026+
94 points
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front