The Mattock 2014

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The Mattock 2014


Blend of Merlot (60%), Malbec (30%) and Cabernet Franc (10%).

Deep red with purple hue, this wine has some complexity already on the nose, ripe red and black berries with savoury notes of pencil shavings, black pepper and toasted oak. A mid weight palate, good fruit, moderate tannins with plenty of length, makes this fine drinking at present but with more rewards ahead for those with cellars.

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  1. Patrick Eckel

    2014 Grey Sands The Mattock

    This is a blend of Merlot (60%), Malbec (30%) and Cabernet Franc (10%) and is the 3rd release of the wine.

    A nose of black fruits, peppercorn and understated sage with undergrowth and oak induced spice in the background.

    There is an undeniable attraction to tight grain new French Oak that is written all over the palate, with the cool climate fruit doing more than enough to meet it in terms of flavour and texture.

    Plum fruit, with a peppery aspect is given a wash by brine and earth, tannins are framing and envelope the wine. The acidity cuts through to finish with significant length of back fruits, and baking spice from the oak.
    When to Drink
    Optimal Drinking
    2017 – 2030
    Date Reviewed
    09 21, 2017 by Patrick Eckel

  2. Tony Peters

    2014 Grey Sands The Mattock
    Posted on October 13, 2017 by Tony Peters

    As much as the world news gives us much to scratch our heads about, there is also much to make us, well me anyway, realise there is also much to be thankful for.

    In Spain at the moment they are protesting about stuff that I have a slight understanding about but I can’t fully appreciate. If it was wine related, well, that would be a different story.

    I reckon the French, for instance, would be marching the streets if they knew a winery in little Tasmania, a far off place in Australia, could come up with a Merlot based blend that could get so close as to poke them in the eye, colloquially speaking of course.

    A lovely deep, youthful red colour. Stick your nose in the fresh berry trough and that’s exactly what you’ll smell for ages. Deeeee-lightful! The drinking bit was easy thanks to those berries again providing plenty of flavour plus a hint of black/white pepper. Plum fruit characteristics doing the job expected giving that mid palate coating and considerable length too. Another successful Mattock release. Great news indeed.

    Region: Glengarry, Tasmania Price: $40 Source: Sample

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