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Cloth Label Red 2014

Drinking Guide


Drink from 2017–2029



This wine displays a bouquet of perfect balance and proportions: ripe fruit aromas, delicate perfume and fresh spice complemented by French oak. A summer harvest of cherries, berries and plums are joined by fragrant pepper and earth as the wine swirls about the glass. The palate experience is intense, inky and regal. The texture is elegantly poised and the integrated tannins await the late arrival of Tasmania’s trademark acidity. Persistent fruit flavours linger, only to be surpassed by a stylish flourish of Cabernet Franc’s floral characteristics and spice.

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Technical Details

This wine was blended out of each of the red varieties that are grown at St. Matthias vineyard plus some Riesling. The idea is to have a wine that represents the entire vineyard; playing to the individual strength of each variety while remaining in balance. Fermented individually in oak the wine has a great deal of depth and complexity both aromatically and texturally however it is decidedly medium bodied. The aim being bigger than Pinot but not as big as a Cabernet. With many intriguing layers to explore, just like St. Matthias; this wine will continue to mature for many years. This season had very bad weather at fruit set and as such yields were a fraction of their normal amount. While fruit quality was very good, we just didn’t have much. Because of large hen and chicken issues ripeness was very random across all varieties with sugar and acid being difficult to get picked in balance.

Dusty cassis and dark cherries; long and tight-grained, gentle and translucent, delicate. Jeremy Oliver’s Good Wine Guide 2018 Five stars Sits in the Italian spectrum of red wine although there is not one Italian variety in the bottle but the vineyard and climate have made their mark. Clove, black pepper and raspberry aromas with very modest oak leads to moderate silky tannin, truly medium-bodied red with spicy dark berry and fine-grained tannins to help the spicy fruit to close. Excellent, complex blend. Bright fruited, it is a distinctive wine worth the price in the restaurant and fine dining style., 2017 by Rob Geddes MW