This evening I opened a bottle of Matariki’s flagship wine, Quintology. We purchased this 2004 vintage from the cellar door in the Hawkes Bay.
This Gimblett Gravels wine has a beautiful deep red colour and isn’t much to the nose. In fact, when first opened I thought it had a light paint thinner odour; this did however dissipate over time.
With lots and lots of layered red berry complexity to taste, this wine is very easy to drink. It is quite tannic, has a medium tail and a hint of sweetness. Jane in fact initially found it quite sweet on first taste although it can’t have been too bad since she had a few glasses of it!
An enjoyable drop that is drinking well now, but has the structure to support further cellaring.