Sunday, 6 June 2010

Matariki 2004 Quintology, Hawkes Bay

image 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.

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