Thursday, 19 December 2013

Torzi Matthew Frost Dodger Shiraz 2012 & Riesling 2013

Two Torzi Matthews wines of ultra high quality and the Shiraz is the best wine I have tried from this producer ever.


Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Riesling 2013


This wine is intense with the flavours tasting more like they come in the essence form rather than the off the tree. It is also so minerally and/or slatey that it feel like you would be at a mine site. In the end the wine finishes with great vitality and structure.


Alcohol: 13%

Price: $25

Rated: 90

Drink: Now - 2025 



Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Shiraz 2012


The Frost Dodger Shiraz comes from a single vineyard in the elevated Eden Valley. The 16 year old vines are single wire positioned with 30 % whole bunches during fermentation before being pressed into French oak hogsheads for 16 months. For a wine that sees a lot of oak the impact is negligible. The mouth-feel is a little creamy and silky but otherwise the oak has been swallowed up. The first thing you notice is the beautiful aromatics that are flowing out of the glass. They are mesmerising and delicate with floral notes mixed with hinted of Indian spices. On the palate these aromatic flavours are joined by the essence of blackberries and blood plums mixed with sage butter. It is a delightful wine and one that makes me rethink about how I think about Shiraz based wines.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Price: $38

Rated: 93

Drink: Now – 2028

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