Penfolds `Cellar Reserve Block 25` Mataro 2010 (2 x 750mL), SA.

Penfolds Cellar Reserve Mataro is entirely sourced from the Penfolds historic Kalimna vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Planted in 1964, Block 25 has been an important source for many Penfolds Bin wines.

The 2010 vintage conditions saw healthy vines delivering below average crops which resulted in wines with concentrated fruit characters and excellent colour depth. Matured in both seasoned and new American oak for a period of 16 months, this generous wine is a standout from this famous Penfolds block.

Whilst drinking well at release, this wine will continue to improve with careful cellaring.

Overview

Penfolds Cellar Reserve Mataro is entirely sourced from the Penfolds historic Kalimna vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Planted in 1964, Block 25 has been an important source for many Penfolds Bin wines.

The 2010 vintage conditions saw healthy vines delivering below average crops which resulted in wines with concentrated fruit characters and excellent colour depth. Matured in both seasoned and new American oak for a period of 16 months, this generous wine is a standout from this famous Penfolds block.

Whilst drinking well at release, this wine will continue to improve with careful cellaring.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

COLOUR

Deep red

NOSE

Unabashed varietal Mataro. Pure. A veritable confectioner's delight: aniseed/liquorice/black jelly-bean and rum n raisin aromatics. Cold roasted meats replete with rosemary/tarragon, coupled with brooding black fruits.

PALATE

Dark chocolate, cocoa bean with a palate followthrough of the aromatic rum n raisin earlier noted. Chewy, succulent tannins - not as angular as perhaps expected. Generous mid-palate, fleshy, juicy. Balanced. Oak not that noticeable - perhaps contributing its share of background spices.

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