Same Matador, different colour. A flavourful wine, this Garnacha (aka Grenache) is a charismatic red with a dramatic mouthfeel. Notes of strawberries and cherries come charging in on a palate of spicy raspberry attack. Grab it by the horns!
jamessuckling.com, James Suckling, August 2018. Score: 92
If you give this some time in glass, it turns into blueberry essence, fresh nutmeg, citrus and acacia. Bright and fruity on the palate with fine tannins and a fresh finish.
jamessuckling.com, James Suckling, July 2017. Score: 91
Essence-like aromas of cherries, spicy raspberry liqueur, lavender and sweet spices. The palate is full and delicious with really tangy red cherry fruit and orange-peel character, fine tannins and a succulent finish. Drink now.
Gourmet Traveller Wine August-September 2017, Nick Bulleid MW & Sophie Otton. Score: 90
The Matador Garnacha is another wine where colour could deceive. “A light-pink orange hue,” began Otton. “Secondary spice aromas, dried peel and pith, cassia bark. Savoury tamarillo and persimmon-like palate. Warm and mellow. A lovely burst of red fruit that slips across the palate, and then tails off. Dusty ochre notes with hints of dried gum leaf and dried petals, and fresh soursob acidity to close.” I had little to add, other than the red fruits and subtle oak combine well and the wine has plenty of weight.