Outstanding New Release
Goat Square Barossa Valley Mataro 2014
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
The winemaker has mentioned how this Mataro has been developing over the few years and I also have followed its progress and as excitement built it was recently rated good enough for the Goat Square range. The last was the 2010 and nothing since had made the grade.
If you like Barossa Shiraz you will like this wine. When we make our Barossa reds we let the climate create the flavour and the warmth of the vintage is by far the main component of the flavour.
Only after a few glasses will you see the variety unfold and with Mataro you will detect a complex, roasted meat like character on the back palate.
I think at this stage it gets better again and it slowly evolves and moves away from Shiraz, not far, but enough for an experienced drinker to become excited by the difference. Yes we are pretty proud of this wine and will last for ages in a good cellar.