Dudley and Irina are pumping out value bangers at Inkwell lately, and this single vineyard Mataro is on point. Oh and Mataro, from McLaren Vale? Not Mourvedre? Is this a thing now?
Purple red coloured and swimming with purple fruit. Generous and pulpy and just a little warm. But what breadth and stature! This really fills your mouth with black jube fruit, plus anise, fudge, coffee chocolate and late, drying tannins. All of the Mataro/Mourvedre/Monastrell/etc delights on display and with supreme intensity.
What a bargain!
Best drinking: 2016-2022. 17.7/20, 92/100. 14%, $25. Would I buy it? I reckon if I was in a BBQ mode and looking for juicy-but-not-simple-at-all reds I’d grab this in a heartbeat. Cheap for what it is.